My secretive visit to the Microsoft Datacentre blew me away
by Dave Northey, Azure specialist, Westcoast Ireland
Last week, with my “Westcoast Hat” on, a few colleagues, half a dozen partners and I got to visit the Microsoft Data Center in Dublin.
With my old “Microsoft Hat” on, I would have visited said location on numerous occasions, and am still amazed that on each visit, I get to learn something new – not because I hadn’t absorbed it yet, but because Microsoft had introduced something new: a new piece of innovation, a new way of doing something, or yet another new physical datacentre.
The Dublin datacentres are just one of the (currently) 50 regions that support Microsoft Azure’s global infrastructure – they (obviously) also support Microsoft’s other commercial and non-commercial cloud products (Office 365, Dynamics, Bing, Xbox, etc).
I would love to just tell you about everything we saw and heard – but I signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement. So with my lips sealed, let me point you at a couple of very good (short) videos that explain what we got to see in person. If you’re even mildly interested in what Microsoft are doing in their datacentres (and have a couple of minutes spare), I highly recommend that you watch these:
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