Satellite specialist SES is touting its medium Earth orbit (MEO) O3b mPOWER network as a “goldilocks” broadband satellite solution, offering advantages over geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) and low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations from SpaceX, OneWeb, and Telesat.
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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As the world confronts the growing urgency of the climate crisis, top cloud computing companies are stepping up their efforts to lead the transition to a cleaner economy. Here’s a look at the next phase of the cloud sector’s climate impact.
The quest to “cloudify” colocation and interconnection services was a hot topic on Data Center Frontier last month. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in July 2021.
What comes next after diesel generators? We dive into the future of backup power, as data center operators are test-driving fuels using vegetable oil and forestry byproducts, fuel cells powered by hydrogen and natural gas, and large lithium-ion batteries.
Microsoft has outlined a vision to run its Azure “planetary computer” and its 4 million servers using entirely zero-carbon sources, including hourly matching of renewable energy.
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.
Cloud providers Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are building relationships with satellite companies. Here’s a closer look at the distinctive strategies these cloud players are adopting as they seek to built two-way business connections between the cloud and space.
April was a Microsoft-centric month at Data Center Frontier, as three of our top five stories track innovation initiatives for the Azure cloud. Here are the 10 most popular stories in April 2021.
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.