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Microsoft beats Amazon to Win DoD’s $10B Contract

AZURE MAKES IT TO THE MILITARY ZONE At long last, DoD’s (US Department of Defense) controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud contract has just been awarded to Microsoft over Amazon. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud deal is expected to…

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Microsoft Azure opens New Switzerland Regions and 31 Edge Sites

LAUNCHES 2 REGIONS, 31 EDGEs, 14 MEET-MEs The cloud arm of the tech giant Microsoft, has just announced the opening of its new Switzerland cloud regions and the global addition of 31 new Azure edge sites. The new cloud datacenter…

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Microsoft Acquires more Land in Sweden for Data Centers

STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN FEW MONTHS Microsoft has acquired a 120,000 hectares of land in Staffanstorp, a municipality located outside of Malmo in southern Sweden. This recent property was bought from Kilen Krysset, a private real-estate firm. Although the cost and…

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Microsoft Outruns AWS and Google to Open Cloud Regions in the Middle East

AZURE OPENS IN UAE BEFORE RIVALS Microsoft has announced today, the official opening of its first Middle Eastern cloud regions which are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. These new facilities bring Microsoft’s Azure global regions to 54, across…

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Microsoft and Oracle Partner to Interconnect Cloud Services

MICROSOFT AZURE AND ORACLE CLOUD TEAM UP Cloud giants Microsoft and Oracle has just announced a cloud interoperability partnership. This alliance enables customers to explore Microsoft Azure and Oracle cloud services from either network or environment. As announced by both…

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Microsoft Push For 100% Green Data Centers in Sweden

MICROSOFT MOST SUSTAINABLE DC IN SWEDEN Microsoft has just unveiled its plans to build hyper-scale data centers in Gävle and Sandviken, Sweden, and have designed these facilities to be among the most sustainable to date. Microsoft will partner with Swedish…

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Microsoft to Build Two Data Centers in Arizona

Microsoft Set for Arizona The tech giant Microsoft Corp. now has two new sites in Goodyear, Arizona and announced its plans for the construction of huge data centers and offices on both sites.“As part of our plans to support the…

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Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee to Develop Sustainable Facilities

Microsoft Carbon Fee Hike Microsoft Corp. has announced its plans to almost double the company’s internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions. This increase is focused on holding Microsoft’s business divisions financially responsible for reducing…

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Microsoft Azure Expands its UK Regions

Azure Expands Regions in UK The cloud giant Microsoft Azure, has doubled the size of its existing regions in North and South UK. This development involves the addition of new availability zones in the south region and its UK compute…

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Intel, Google and Other Giants Join to Develop CXL

CXL Consortium Intel, Google and seven other datacenter tech giants have join forces to develop a high-speed interconnect known as the Compute Express Link (CXL) for datacenter chip-to-chip communication. The party of nine that are on the development of CXL…

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