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The Global Foundation Services team, the folks at Microsoft who 'run the cloud,' have just released a video tour
of a few of the Microsoft data centers (including the Azure data
centers in Chicago, Illinois and Dublin, Ireland). The clip is a little
over 10 minutes long and well worth the time in my opinion. I found
the evolution of the infrastructure that powers these data centers to be
a fascinating story in itself - cutting energy utilization by 50% and
water usage by two orders of magnitude over traditional data centers!
Take a quick break and watch it here:
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