Microsoft will begin using lower-carbon renewable fuel for data center generators at its cloud region in Sweden, advancing Microsoft’s goal of ending its reliance on diesel fuel by the year 2030.
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 begun using its HoloLens mixed reality technology to provide remote auditors a detailed look inside Microsoft Azure data centers, enabling compliance audits to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft is offering the world a look inside its cloud data centers with a new virtual tour, an immersive experience that provides a walk-through of simulated data halls, network rooms, and equipment yards.
Microsoft has begun using immersion-cooled servers in production, the company said this week. The announcement is a meaningful milestone for adoption of two-phase immersion, which promises major gains in density and efficiency.
Microsoft is test-driving immersion cooling technology used in bitcoin mining for adoption in its cloud. As powerful new AI hardware presents cooling challenges, Microsoft sees dunking its servers in coolant as a promising technology for future data centers.
CEO Satya Nadella says make Microsoft Azure will be “the world’s computer.” As more IT workloads gravitate to cloud computing, these platforms accounted for more than 70 percent of data center leasing in 2020, a trend that is likely to continue.
Our Data Center Frontier 2021 forecast was popular with our readers in January, but there was also strong interest in record cloud leasing in 2020, land deals in Virginia market, and news about sustainability and climate strategy.
The cloud needs more real estate. Hyperscale cloud operators are aggressively acquiring real estate, Recent transactions, like Microsoft’s purchase of 900 acres in Virginia, suggest that some of these server cities will reach colossal scale.