Microsoft Invests in Subsea Cables to Connect Datacenters Globally

This blog was originally posted on the Microsoft Azure blog DAVID CROWLEY, Managing Director, Network Enablement I’m at International Telecoms Week (ITW) today, talking about how the telecoms industry is in the midst of a change to accommodate the growing trend of data consumption. As we look at how people and businesses will interact with…


From Silicon to System: How Hyper-scale Impacts Your Design

Brad Booth, Principal Service Engineer, Networking   On April 15, 2015, I am delivering a keynote address titled “From Silicon to System: How Hyper-scale Impacts Your Design” at the Ethernet Technology Summit being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Microsoft’s network is the second largest in the world. Even with such a large footprint…


Microsoft Reinvents Datacenter Power Backup with New Open Compute Project Specification

This blog was originally published on the Server and Cloud blog. Guest post by Shaun Harris, Principal Hardware Engineer Microsoft has been designing, building and operating datacenters for over two decades and this experience has led to several key insights into driving efficiency at all levels of the datacenter design. This is why we chose…