Want a more efficient data center? Maybe it’s time you tried a core and pod setup

In order for companies to improve their internal data centers’ efficiency and improve their applications’ performance, many are turning to using a “core and pod” setup. In this type of arrangement, data center operators figure out the best configuration of common data center gear and software to suit their applications’ needs.

Microsoft Reveals Fourth-Gen Datacenter Design

image-thumbMicrosoft Data Center Chief Mike Manos posted a blog entry yesterday on the company’s vision for next generation data centers. The blog post (and the accompanying animated video) has extensive details on how Microsoft (s MSFT) envisions building the data center of the future — and it definitely has some of the “trailer park” modularity and scalability attributes that I mentioned in my post last week. Read More about Microsoft Reveals Fourth-Gen Datacenter Design