As we move into a world of Software+Services Microsoft is looking at the data centre of the future that will support it.  The key concept is modular with a heavy emphasis on reducing power consumption.  Checkout Mike Manos’ blog post about this very topic where he talks about our Generation 4 Modular data centres.  Very interesting stuff and something I will be watching closely in the future.  Plus I’ve embedded a video of what this might look like.  And the most amazing thing about this is these new data centres won’t even have a roof!  Very cool indeed!

<br><a href="http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=b4d189d3-19bd-42b3-85d7-6ca46d97fe40" target="_new" title="Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision">Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision</a>

And the boys on Edge have interviewed a couple of the guys involved in this concept.  Check it out below!


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