Microsoft don’t active talk about their datacentres especially what they have running inside. Even the team managing the centres known as Microsoft Global Foundation Services (but they have their own website!) doesn’t get much limelight for themself. But today I found out Dave Aiken has a blog post with a couple of videos on what is powering our Windows Azure instances.
Below is a video showing the inside of datacentres running not just Windows Azure but also the more familiar Windows Live (aka Hotmail), Office 365 and XBox Live. Also shown the Dublin datacentre running latest Generation 4 modular datacentre.
Grab more videos here http://www.davidaiken.com/2011/10/07/our-datacenters-are-awesomeness-in-a-box/