Presenting our Datacentre Strategy at Tech-Ed EMEA


Just a short post to let you know that I’ll be in Berlin for Tech-Ed EMEA from November 9 - 13 and I hope to see some of you there. I’ll be providing deeper insight into our new Dublin and Chicago datacentres, including our approaches to delivering on the scale and efficiency required to meet the capacity to support Microsoft’s global Software+Services and cloud computing business objectives.


I’ll be delivering two sessions:


·        ITS207 – Microsoft Data Centres:  From Buildings to Building Blocks

o   In this session I’ll be providing the audience with a virtual tour of our new datacentres in Chicago and Dublin, exposing the evolution from traditional colocations to our Generation 3 mega-data-centres.  I’ll talk about the design goals of these two facilities and will provide some insight into our upcoming Generation 4 modular datacentres, and our mission to deliver breakthroughs in flexible, highly efficient scale.


·        MGT19-IS – Microsoft’s Mission for Efficient Datacentres

o   This session will focus on the broader aspects of Microsoft’s efforts to improve the efficiency of our datacentres across the globe, as well as pointers to resources and tools that any datacentre operator or IT manager can take advantage of.  Additionally, I’ll invite the audience to share their own ideas, questions and experiences in managing the capacity, scale and efficiency of their datacentre capacity.  I’m  really looking forward to this discussion.


More information on Tech-Ed EMEA can be found at   Tech-Ed is a good venue for any and all technology professionals interested in exploring a broad set of current and upcoming Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms, and services.


Whether you can make it to these sessions or not,  I’m looking forward to seeing you in Berlin.   Feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hello.


Catch you again shortly,



John Dwyer, 

International Data Centre Manager

Global Foundation Services, Microsoft 

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