Microsoft To Cut Data Center Costs in Half

After years of investing up to $500 million in each data center project, Microsoft plans to spend about $250 million or less on each data center going forward. Microsoft data center GM Kevin Timmons said his goal is for Microsoft’s data center network to be “incredibly scalable at awesome cost effectiveness.” Read More

Roundup: Novell, Cray, Microsoft, Force10

Shares of Novell (NOVL) surge after a $2 billion takeover offer, Force10 Networks files for IPO, Microsoft and Cray collaborate on custom data center engineering, Christian Belady changes roles at Microsoft. Read More

Virginia, NC Battle for Microsoft Data Center

Economic development teams in Virginia and North Carolina are competing to win a huge Microsoft data center project. The tech giant is in the late stages of site location for a new East Coast regional data center, and has scouted sites in both states. Read More

Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud Container

Microsoft has unveiled the next generation of its data center container at its Windows Professional Developers Conference, and it includes significant design advances over the existing containers deployed in Microsoft’s Chicago data center. Read More

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