Microsoft Celebrates Chicago Data Center Grand Opening

Containers Increase IT Efficiency of Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure     Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure takes another big step forward this week with the grand opening of our Chicago data center. At more than 700,000 square feet, this facility significantly expands our ability to meet the demand generated from our Live, Online, and Cloud Computing…

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Dublin Data Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Environmental advances and expanded international computing delivered   This is a big week for Microsoft’s online, live, and cloud services as we celebrate the grand opening of our new data center in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin facility delivers two key advances for Microsoft’s Software plus Services initiatives. One is expanded support for all our customers…

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Microsoft Brings Two More Mega Data Centers Online in July

I am really excited that our team is now reaching another key milestone in data center innovations. July marks the launch of our two newest mega data centers in Chicago and Dublin. Our Dublin facility will go live on July 1, followed by our Chicago facility on July 20 to support our growing Online, Live,…

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Microsoft’s Infrastructure Services Team Welcomes Kevin Timmons

Building an organization around exceptional leaders with the deepest industry expertise is core to how we evolve our Global Foundation Services organization. One such leader is Kevin Timmons, who joined Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) today to head up our Data Center Services organization. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and passion in this space,…

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Microsoft’s Top 10 Business Practices for Environmentally Sustainable Data Centers (celebrating Earth Day)

How to Reduce Energy Consumption, Waste, and Costs while Increasing Efficiency and ROI What does environmental sustainability mean to data centers, industry operators, and IT businesses? A lot of managers in these areas may barely notice the Earth Day global event on April 22 as they struggle to support their businesses in the face of…

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Changes at Microsoft

by Arne Josefsberg As you may have already read, Mike Manos will be leaving Microsoft in early May to return to Chicago and take a leadership position with Digital Realty Trust. Those of you who read this blog regularly, or who followed his Loose Bolts blog, know that Mike’s been an integral leader in our data…

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Building a Better Mousetrap a.k.a. Optimizing for Maximum Efficiency in an Economic Downturn

By Arne Josefsberg and Mike Manos, January 23, 2009 As you might have read in Microsoft’s Q2 FY09 earnings release yesterday, the company has announced cost management initiatives due to the global economic downturn. And with the earnings release back in October, Microsoft announced a reduction of projected capital expenditures by $300 million to our…

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