Cloud computing requires a significant investment in secure, environmentally friendly datacentre facilities. Precisely how much of an investment becomes clear when you watch a video such as this explanation of Microsoft’s cloud datacentre infrastructure from Global Foundation Services:
Global Foundation Services (GFS) is the engine that powers Microsoft’s Software Plus Services strategy, hosting more than 200 of the company’s online services and web portals. GFS focus on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide.
The video gives you an insight into the rapid generational development of Microsoft’s datacentre facilities and the significant improvements in energy efficiency and modular design based on the industry-standard Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE) ratios:
Read more about Microsoft’s global datacentre facilities for cloud services including more information on how we address customers demand for trustworthy cloud services—requiring a comprehensive approach to security ranging from software development and operations to physical security.
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