New Microsoft GFS Site Highlights Best Practices

The network supporting online services for Microsoft can provide up to 3.5 terabits of capacity, the company said today. The new details about the company’s network infrastructure were included in an updated web site launched this morning for Global Foundation Services. Read More

Microsoft to Build Cloud Data Center in Wyoming

Microsoft will build a new data center near Cheyenne, Wyoming, with an initial expected investment of at least $112 million. The announcement continues a building boom for Microsoft, which has announced a series of data center expansions over the past year. Read More

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012

Microsoft (MSFT) announced that the latest version of its data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has been released to manufacturing. The company also disclosed additional details regarding its plans to release an Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure. Read More

Roundup: NetApp, Cisco, Microsoft, Fusion-io

Cisco (CSCO) and NetApp (NTAP) announced the availability of a Cisco Validated Design for the FlexPod shared infrastructure and Microsoft private cloud, Japanese social gaming company Drecom using Fusion ioMemory to power its MySQL databases. Read More

Microsoft Expands Dublin Cloud Computing Hub

Microsoft will add 13.2 megawatts of capacity to its data center in Dublin, Ireland, which powers its online services throughout Europe and the Middle East, the company said today. Microsoft will invest $130 million in the expansion. Read More

Microsoft Data Center Design Evolves In Iowa

Microsoft says a new design for the second phase of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa is an evolution of the company’s modular data center design, and not spurred by challenges with the first phase of the facility. The nearly complete West Des Moines data center showcases Microsoft’s… Read More

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