Microsoft Receives Leaders Award for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre

  by Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation   This week our team was honored to receive the Datacentre Leaders Award 2009 for Innovation in the Mega Data Centre category for our new Dublin facility by Data Center Dynamics magazine.    “We’re honored to receive this award, which recognizes…

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Rightsizing Servers to Achieve Cost and Power Savings in the Datacenter

  By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D. Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft     I speak about server rightsizing from time to time at technology conferences, and am surprised that the basic concepts are new to some people in the industry. A lot of people don’t realize the huge performance disparity between the Central Processing…

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The Polarization of the Data Center Industry (at least for now): Part 2 of 2

The Inflection Point for Efficiency in the Data Center   By Christian Belady, Principal Infrastructure Architect Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation The Gartner graph (included in Part 1 of this blog) also made me think about the fact– that had the same survey been asked 5 years ago– it would have shown100 percent are either…

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The Polarization of the Data Center Industry (at least for now): Part 1 of 2

By Christian Belady, Principal Infrastructure Architect Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation   I read a lot about what others are doing in the industry, and a recent post by Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge caught my attention. It was titled “Gartner: Energy Woes to Worsen in 2010” and he posted a Graph from Gartner…

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