Simon May

Client and cloud

August, 2011

  • A tour of Microsoft’s Datacentres

    A few weeks ago now we made the following video tour of our Datacentres available for all to see on the GFS website and also on YouTube.  At the time I forgot to post it but having just happened across it I thought it worth sharing.  I constantly get asked about the size and scale of our DCs and this really shows them off…and yes the Dublin DC is one of the worlds largest DCs at 330,000 square foot or about the size of 3 of the UKs largest Super Markets all under one roof.  Why does that matter?  Because building and learning about Data Centers at that scale is something few others can do.

  • The future of IT for MSPs

    Today I presentated to a group of about a thousand managed service providers about Microsoft’s cloud and what it means for the future of IT.  I though I’d throw up this post to provide some extra resources like the deck embedded below that I used for the presentation.  I’d like to thank my friends at GFI for the time and for inviting me to do one of their webinars, hopefully it’s something we’ll be repeating.  If anyone would like to get in touch following the presentation or if you have questions or comments feel free to comment on this post, to tweet me, or email me – simon dot may at microsoft dot com.