As featured on Steve Clayton and Nick Mayhew’s blog posts. An Information Week article and related blog posts described how impressive the work to build a world-class infrastructure for S+S really is. The reporter visited a Microsoft Datacenter in San Antonio in anticipation to the PDC announcements and reported some big numbers:

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  • 475,000 square feet
  • Covers 11 acres
  • 1.3 miles to circumnavigate
  • Adding more than 10,000 servers a month to their worldwide infrastructure
  • R&D team completely focused on data center design and have 40 projects under way
  • Almost every Microsoft product will have a services component

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"People will begin to understand the scale of the investment and the scale of the strategy behind Software+Services.”

Thanks to Yuri Misnik for this update.