Earlier this year I have the pleasure of touring the data center in Chicago (which includes an Azure data center). I’ve been to many data centers before, but I was blown away by what I saw and heard. For obvious reasons, I couldn’t take pictures or blog about any of it (although I wanted to!).
The Microsoft data centers are run by our Global Foundation Services team. They do an amazing job, and are leading innovators in the data center space. A few days ago they released a video tour of some of the data centers. If you’ve ever wondered where exactly your Azure applications go when you deploy, what’s behind the Content Delivery Network (CDN) that Azure uses, or what goes on when you Bing search something, watch the video.
They are doing a phenomenal job of optimization, from power optimization through to cost and operational efficiencies. If you watch the video, I think you’ll be as impressed as I was.