Microsoft Azure is a planetary-scale cloud computing platform built for the enterprise. In this talk, Mark provides an overview of Azure’s datacenter design and infrastructure software architecture, covering compute, networking and storage. Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for research into performance, cost, scale and reliability improvements and innovations. Mark will highlight some of the many projects between Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research, including ones exploring underwater datacenters, accelerating software defined networking, increasing datacenter resource utilization, storing data in DNA, and more.
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Russinovich earned a PhD in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Russinovich is a popular speaker at industry conferences such as IP Expo, Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cybersecurity thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse, and Rogue Code. Twitter, Microsoft Blog
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