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In the face of EirGrid’s announcement that energy concerns would limit data centre power connectivity, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have decided to rethink their European data centre strategies.
First discovered by a Microsoft security researcher in April this year, a significant memory corruption vulnerability in ChromeOS has been disclosed in a recent Microsoft blog post.
With Microsoft investing over $1 billion every year on cyber security research and development, Azure has a great deal of security layers that protect sensitive business data. The technology firm also says that they have over 90 compliance offerings, which is the largest portfolio in the industry.
Launched two years ago, Azure Arc is now set to see a raft of new services, including Azure App Service, Functions, Logic Apps, API Management, and Event Grid, become Arc-enabled (in preview form).
Microsoft announced its plan to increase its data centres by 50 to 100 per year – not just next year, but every year for the foreseeable future. The announcement came during the unveiling of the company’s new virtual tours of the ‘typical’ Microsoft data centre.
There were no specifications offered as to whether the new data centres would be new construction or retrofitting of existing facilities; nor whether Microsoft would be taking the projects on alone or would have a partner (or several) in their expansion. They did, however, state that they expect to expand cloud services into 10 new countries this year, which will require some of the data centres planned to be in new locations.