Datacenter Efficiency

Datacenter EfficiencyBy Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph.D. Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, MicrosoftDatacenters have captured the attention of the computing industry over the last few years, fueled mainly by the tremendous growth in cloud computing.  Companies need to make sure these facilities and IT equipment operate as efficiently as possible.  In a few months, I will have…

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Chicago Datacenter Wins Green Enterprise IT Award from Uptime Institute

Today, Microsoft won a prestigious Green Enterprise IT Award from the Uptime Institute for the bold IT initiatives we utilized in our recently opened datacenter in Chicago. The facility integrates new design solutions which have led to greater efficiencies and carbon waste reductions.  This includes a significant reduction in water and material usage enabled by…

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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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Change is Driven by Competition and Constraints

I recently participated in a Podcast for InsideHPC.com with a discussion on “the differences on going green in general IT and going green in HPC” which John West put so eloquently  (go to Episode 2: IT, HPC, and where the twain shall meet at http://tinyurl.com/m7ku4m).  I found this to be an interesting discussion for several…

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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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