Microsoft’s Evolving Data Center Design

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The dramatic changes in web-scale data center design can be seen in the evolution of the Internet infrastructure at Microsoft, which has been the leading proponent of deploying servers on pre-fabricated modules rather than traditional data halls. We’ve put together a photo feature looking at Microsoft’s process as it has continued to innovate its design from traditional cabinets to shipping containers to custom pre-fab modules that can live outdoors. Check out The Evolution of Microsoft’s Data Center Design for details.

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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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