Get an Inside Look at Microsoft Datacenters and Hardware

Have you ever wondered what a datacenter looks like?  Maybe you saw a datacenter 5 years ago. I can tell you first hand a lot has changed in datacenter construction and implementation in the last 5 years.

There are a couple of great videos on YouTube that show off a few of the things that Microsoft is doing with cloud computing hardware and datacenters.

This first video is of what is called an ITPAC (IT pre-assembled components). This can be a datacenter in a box or it can be a subset of a larger datacenter. The video is just over 3 minutes long and shows an animated build-out of a datacenter container and even shows how we do some temperature regulation inside the container itself.


This second video (about 10 minutes long) provides a quick, but in depth view of the global Microsoft Datacenter network that is the backbone of many Microsoft products and services, including Windows Azure.



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  1. Ross says:

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  2. Chris E. Avis says:

    Thank you!    I have corrected it.


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