Microsoft Data Center Team Discloses Gen4 Vision

Unless you have worked around datacenter operations, you may not fully appreciate this post. At any rate, you should take a look at a post from Mike Manos on Our Vision for Generation 4 Modular Data Centers - One way of Getting it just right. Talking about full disclosure, Mike and team go into a lengthy summary of their Gen4 plans, including pictures like the one below.



Now, I thought that “containers” were a cool idea (Gen3), but these new ideas take that even further. The idea here is that these guys are making great strides and financial investments to give our S+S plans a huge global infrastructure to support Online Services, Live, and Azure. The blog post also includes a video that shows more visual ideas. Just check out the roof! Or, what about a datacenter not requiring water (or chillers)?…

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