Gen4 Data Center

Posted in container-data-center, generation-4, generation-4-data-center, microsoft on July 26th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Generation 4 Data Center Design

Posted in computational-resources, data-centers, demand, generation-4, generation-4-data-center, green-data-center, microsoft, next-generation, peak-time on April 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Microsoft Quincy, Washington data center
As Microsoft builds out its data center infrastructure, fourth generation design principles are leveraged to drive to sustainability goals. …

… “That thinking will drive the next generation of data centers. In the old days, servers would run full power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and never throttle down. Now, Microsoft is thinking about how to smooth out demand for computational resources so that we’re not as peaky, Belady says. The Generation 4 data center of tomorrow that is being developed by the Microsoft Data Center Services team will be built more like a Model-T than a typical building. ” …

Via Microsoft: Greener Data Center