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Shedding Light on Our New Cloud Farms
By Kevin Timmons, General Manager of Datacenter Services It’s an exciting time for Microsoft’s datacenter program. In addition to operating one of the largest global datacenter footprints in the industry, we have been super busy working on multiple next-generation, modular facilities that...
4 Jan 2011
Watt Matters in Energy Efficiency!
By Dileep Bhandarkar, Ph. D. Distinguished Engineer Global Foundation Services, Microsoft I recently had the privilege to deliver a keynote speech titled “Watt Matters in Datacenters” at the Server Design Summit in Santa Clara, CA on December 1, 2010. My keynote focused on energy efficiency...
13 Dec 2010
Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval
By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services Although cloud computing has emerged as a hot topic only in the past few years, Microsoft has been running some of the largest and most reliable online services in the world for over 16 years. Our cloud infrastructure...
2 Dec 2010
Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications
By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services Security challenges exist in the cloud and applications must take these challenges into account. Our team recently collaborated with other security experts to publish a white paper which describes these challenges and...
11 Jun 2010
Rightsizing Servers to Achieve Cost and Power Savings
For Production Datacenters - White paper published This week our team published a new white paper on “Rightsizing Servers to Achieve Cost and Power Savings,” written by Dileep Bhandarkar and Kushagra Vaid, distinguished engineer and principal hardware architect in our Global Foundation Services...
16 Dec 2009
Introducing the Microsoft Compliance Framework for Online Services
By Mark Estberg, Senior Director of Risk and Compliance, Global Foundation Services Sometimes it can seem like half the battle of securing online services involves satisfying audits and otherwise demonstrating that you are complying with industry and government regulations. Just like any online...
25 Oct 2009
Microsoft Celebrates Chicago Data Center Grand Opening
Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure takes another big step forward this week with the grand opening of our Chicago data center. At more than 700,000 square feet, this facility significantly expands our ability to meet the demand generated from our Live, Online, and Cloud Computing services offerings...
30 Sep 2009
Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure: Part 2
By Pete Boden, GM, Online Services Security & Compliance , Global Foundation Services The release last week of our white paper on Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure has generated a lot of discussion in the industry, which was our intent. We wrote the paper in part to communicate our...
8 Jun 2009
Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure
By Charlie McNerney, GM, Business & Risk Management, Global Foundation Services When we talk with business customers about what they expect from cloud computing, two main themes emerge. On the one hand, technology business decision makers are enticed by the idea that purchasing services from...
27 May 2009
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