Microsoft Brings Two More Mega Data Centers Online in July

July marks the launch of our two newest mega data centers in Chicago and Dublin. Our Dublin facility will go live on July 1, followed by our Chicago facility on July 20 to support our growing Online, Live, and Cloud services. Together these Generation 3 facilities demonstrate Microsoft’s continuing commitment to improving data center efficiency with…


Microsoft’s Infrastructure Services Team Welcomes Kevin Timmons

Building an organization around exceptional leaders with the deepest industry expertise is core to how we evolve our organization. Read today’s posting on our Microsoft Data Centers blog about Kevin Timmons joining Global Foundation Services to head up our Data Center Services organization. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and passion in this space, most recently serving as…


Response to Question about SAS 70 Objectives

By Pete Boden, GM, Online Services Security & Compliance, Global Foundation Services  Following our posting further below we received a question about what the objectives were for our SAS 70 certification. Here’s our response: The Global Foundation Services (GFS)-managed online operating environment is required to meet a number of government-mandated and industry security requirements, many…


Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure: Part 2

By Pete Boden, GM, Online Services Security & Compliance, Global Foundation Services    The release last week of our white paper on Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure has generated a lot of discussion in the industry, which was our intent. We wrote the paper in part to communicate our practices to customers concerned about security in…