NY Times on Google vs. Microsoft

As we’ve often noted here at DCK, data centers are the front line on many business battles of the Internet age, including the rivalry between Microsoft and Google. Ashlee Vance at The New York Times examines how the two companies approach their data center operations this morning on the Bits blog, noting Microsoft’s roof-less Generation 4 design and the company’s recent decision to migrate its Windows Azure operations out of Washington State for tax reasons.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Johnny Mnemonic

    Chrapaty says that “I can’t say how we compare to Google,” but later that “I think we are at least a generation ahead of any other company.” It sure sounds like Chrapaty is asserting that Microsoft is a generation ahead of Google, but has little evidence to base that on. Whistling past the graveyard? Wishful thinking?