A Look Inside Microsoft’s Quincy Data Center
October 28th, 2008 By: Rich Miller
You’re unlikely to ever see the inside of a Google data center. But not so for Microsoft, which recently allowed the BBC to film inside its data center in Quincy, Washington. The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones provides a brief video tour of the 470,000 square foot facility in central Washington state, which houses the equipment powering Microsoft’s new Windows Azure cloud developer platform.
The video, which runs about 3 minutes, provides brief glimpses of the battery room, chillers and server space. Cellan-Jones also interviews Mike Manos, general manager of Global Foundation Services for Microsoft, who reveals to Rory that the facility can store eleventy gajillion photos. OK, the real number is 3.7 trillion photos. Either way, that’s some serious storage. (Link via Dave Ohara).
AaronPosted October 30th, 2008
Cool, but I wish they would have laid off the lame fish-eye lens.
[...] 1 of the new Quincy datacenter will be located adjacent to next to the existing 500,000-square-foot facility Microsoft already operates in Quincy. The new building will look like a tractor shed, Timmons said, and will be “virtually [...]
[...] 1 of the new Quincy datacenter will be located adjacent to next to the existing 500,000-square-foot facility Microsoft already operates in Quincy. The new building will look like a tractor shed, Timmons said, and will be “virtually transparent [...]
[...] Sq Ft data center in San Antonio, TX is 89% dependent on dirty power. Microsoft’s 470,000 Quincy, WA data center is 100% clean energy powered (hydro). The weighted average dirty power [...]
Chuck HobartPosted July 7th, 2011
Are those perf tiles in the hot aisle?
ShanmukhPosted March 12th, 2012
How many employees would be working there at the Microsoft Quincy Data Centre….?