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Microsoft Plows New Server Farm Ground

How serious is Microsoft about the cloud? Besides building new cloud infrastructure software and retooling all its apps for remote computing, Microsoft is pouring huge bucks into its datacenters, to the tune of 10,000 new servers every month.

Microsoft has an interesting new approach to building datacenters with efficiencies that remind me of state-of-the-art supplies like Wal-Mart has. Microsoft's approach is all modular and snap-in, and the center is architected to deliver Just in Time capacity (the same way a good supply chain delivers products Just in Time).

Are you starting to think more about clouds? If so, why? Send your thoughts to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 03, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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