Servers housed for two years on the ocean floor were substantially more reliable than those in traditional data centers, Microsoft said today. The findings could bring benefits to data center economics for traditional projects on land.
As Microsoft offers more cloud services for both enterprise and personal computing, they continue to invest in hyperscale data centers and innovate in the cloud campus space. In addition to refining the design of their current campuses, they are researching the implementation of energy-efficient ARM servers and even underwater data centers.
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Microsoft has acquired land in the fast-growing Dulles Cloud Corridor in Northern Virginia, paying about $1.4 million an acre for land zoned for data center use.
This summer has been an extraordinarily busy time for the data center sector, a fact that has been reflected in record traffic to Data Center Frontier. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular stories on DCF in July 2020
Microsoft’s network expansion to handle COVID-19 data traffic required round-the-clock work from its Azure data center teams. A new blog post highlights the human component of Azure’s effort tos cale its cloud operations.
Multicloud strategies are becoming more popular, allowing IT managers to leverage the respective strengths and cost profiles of major cloud platforms. But multicloud strategies come with management challenges.
Use of Microsoft’s cloud services is soaring amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with usage increasing as much as 775 percent in regions implementing social distancing and shelter-in-place orders.
Microsoft says its new data centers in Sweden will be its most advanced and sustainable to date by integrating renewable energy sources, and a new data center design.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s underwater data center, known as Project Natick, could play a key role in Microsoft’s future infrastructure.
Hyperscale cloud builders are accelerating their data center buildouts as they add capacity for new customers. As investment surges to new highs, what will the “new normal” look like for the data center industry?