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Video: A Tour of a Microsoft Cloud Datacenter

04.30.2012
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The Global Foundation Services team, the folks at Microsoft who 'run the cloud,' have just released a video tour of a few of the Microsoft data centers (including the Azure data centers in Chicago, Illinois and Dublin, Ireland).  The clip is a little over 10 minutes long and well worth the time in my opinion.  I found the evolution of the infrastructure that powers these data centers to be a fascinating story in itself - cutting energy utilization by 50% and water usage by two orders of magnitude over traditional data centers!  Take a quick break and watch it here:

 

 

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