TechEd Europe - Speaker–“Envisioning the Modern Datacenter”

Are you struggling to keep critical services running in your Datacenter in accordance to agreed upon SLAs? Are you finding it difficult to control and manage various and heterogeneous environments and keep them from growing out of control? If so, how would you like to learn how Microsoft manages its own Datacenter which host over…

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Looking for Standards how to design Datacenters?

Beside the approach Microsoft takes to design Modern or Modular Datacenters which is very advanced and innovative,  there exists some de-facto standards from the industry.   BICSI 002  (www.bicsi.org) , updated in 2011, sets forth requirements, recommendations and additional information that should be considered when working with critical systems, like the electrical, mechanical, and telecommunication…

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Data center classification

The below table gives a quick overview of Datacenter Qualification and what are the requirements for each of the different tiers   Tier level Requirements 1 Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment Non-redundant capacity components Basic site infrastructure guaranteeing 99.671% availability 2 Meets or exceeds all Tier 1 requirements Redundant site infrastructure capacity…

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Microsoft’s Data Center Takes Fresh Approach On Water Reuse

  http://blogs.technet.com/b/msdatacenters/archive/2011/10/13/microsoft-s-data-center-takes-fresh-approach-on-water-reuse.aspx   From: Christian Belady, General Manager of Data Center Advanced Development Around the globe, water is becoming a scarcer and more valuable commodity, and that’s an important factor for data center operators and cloud service providers to consider as consumers and businesses aggressively adopt cloud-based computing. It’s even more critical that all of…

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Take a video tour of Microsoft data centers

  Microsoft recently posted a video tour of several data centers where the company stores the data and software for services like Hotmail, Bing, Xbox Live, Windows Live SkyDrive, Exchange and Office 365. You can watch the embedded video below.

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Microsoft Cloud Farms

It’s an exciting time for Microsoft’s datacenter program.  In addition to operating one of the largest global datacenter footprints in the industry, Microsoft have been working on multiple next-generation, modular facilities that are in various phases of construction.  One of the most innovative new datacenters is set to open in Quincy, WA in early 2011.  …

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