VIDEO: Take a peek into our cloud data centres
The internet is developing at a tremendous pace as more businesses and people worldwide gain access to a vast range of online services. Increasingly, those services are built using cloud computing
technologies which provide companies with an opportunity to save money on ICT infrastructure, and software developers with an advanced interoperable platform to create, test and deploy new services faster.
Cloud computing relies on the economy of scale of large data centres. Their cost and complexity mean that only few companies world-wide can design build and operate them, ensuring scalability, reliability, efficiency, security and sustainability.
But what’s in a data centre?
We have recently released a video tour of four of Microsoft’s global datacentres to demystify ‘cloud computing’. This video provides an inside look at the evolution of the Microsoft data centres, since our first datacentre in 1989 and focuses on few example, including our first European “mega data centre” in Dublin.
As underlined by Dileep Bhandarkar, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Global Foundation Services, in his blog, more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 70 countries use our cloud computing services each year. Microsoft’s cloud is now comprised of a globally distributed datacentre infrastructure supporting online services including Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing, MSN, Windows Live, Hotmail and Xbox Live.
We continue to invest in our datacentres and cloud computing technologies in order to provide a highly reliable and efficient platform for a new wave of online services, helping Europe be “cloud active”.