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Microsoft’s Azure’s Got Dell Inside

It says the “highly customized” servers it’s supplying are specifically tailored to Microsoft’s physical facility

Dell, which Lord knows can use the money, says its fluffy six-month-old custom hardware-and-services Data Center Solutions (DCS) Division is working with Microsoft to build out Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

It says the “highly customized” servers it’s supplying are specifically tailored to Microsoft’s physical facility, operating processes and application workload.

See, most general-purpose servers come equipped with standard features and components that aren’t necessary in a cloud environment; which drives up the costs and requires additional power and cooling.

It also says that its supply-chain expertise and manufacturing infrastructure enables the fast delivery of custom-built, fully-configured rack solutions. The infrastructure Microsoft has been putting in a month is reportedly equal to all of Facebook.

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Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

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