Microsoft Exploring Fuel Cell-Powered Datacenters via the Server Rack

Sean James, Senior Research Program ManagerGlobal Foundation Services Recently, together with colleagues in Microsoft Research, we published a research paper titled No More Electrical Infrastructure: Towards Fuel Cell Powered Data Centers that describes how we are taking an unconventional approach to power a datacenter entirely by fuel cells integrated directly into the server racks. This brings the…


Microsoft Datacenter Engineers Discuss Software-Defined Datacenters at Industry Events

Monica Drake, Cloud Infrastructure MarketingGlobal Foundation Services Customers look to Microsoft's cloud to deliver highly available experiences across our 200+ cloud services. Microsoft remains focused on building software-defined datacenters to improve the reliability of our cloud-scale infrastructure. This month, General Manager Christian Belady and Director of Datacenter Architecture & Design, David Gauthier, both members of…


Microsoft Announces New Investment to Power a Greener Cloud

Brian Janous, Director of Energy StrategyGlobal Foundation Services As Microsoft continues to experience increasing customer global demand for our cloud and online services like Bing,MSN, Office 365, Xbox Live, SkyDrive, Skype, and the Windows Azure platform, we are also thoughtfully planning for sustainably growing what is already one of the world's largest cloud infrastructures.  As we think about this growth and its…