Microsoft has revealed plans to lower its data centre budget from US$500 million per project to US$250 million or less. Kevin Timmons, head of Microsoft's data centre operations team, says the company is currently on track to "reduce costs by 50% or more in the next-generation builds".
The announcement comes a week after the company unveiled its container-powered cloud services vision, where CEO Steve Ballmer said "when it comes to the cloud, we are all in." Driven by the company's container-based data centre design, the goal is to build its data Center network to be "incredibly scalable at awesome cost effectiveness," says Timmons.
Source: The WHIR