Watt Matters in Energy Efficiency!

By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D. Distinguished EngineerGlobal Foundation Services, Microsoft  I recently had the privilege to deliver a keynote speech titled “Watt Matters in Datacenters” at the Server Design Summit in Santa Clara, CA on December 1, 2010. My keynote focused on energy efficiency in datacenters and the need for holistic optimization of the server…

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Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval

By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services  Although cloud computing has emerged as a hot topic only in the past few years, Microsoft has been running some of the largest and most reliable online services in the world for over 16 years. Our cloud infrastructure supports more than 200 cloud…

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Information Security Management System for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure

By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services   I often hear questions that are variations of “How does Microsoft secure its cloud?” and “How does Microsoft manage compliance in the cloud?”  The answer is similar to how any enterprise operates a comprehensive security program and is based on our information…

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Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications

By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services   Security challenges exist in the cloud and applications must take these challenges into account.   Our team recently collaborated with other security experts to publish a white paper which describes these challenges and recommend approaches to design and develop more secure applications for Microsoft’s…

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