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.
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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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.
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The cloud is extending to the stars. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller talks with satellite expert Doug Mohney about how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are using satellites to extend their cloud platforms beyond the atmosphere.
Microsoft is finalizing plans for a data center campus near Atlanta, according to local economic development officials, who this week authorized tax incentives and a $420 million bond resolution to support the project.
Are we making more data than we can manage? That’s the question Rich Miller tackles on the new Data Center Frontier Show podcast, including a look at the potential role for next-generation tech that stores data in DNA and holograms.
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Microsoft Azure Space will feature satellite broadband from SpaceX Starlink and SES, which will support the Azure Modular Data Center (MDC) to create satellite-connected edge data centers.