Joining the ranks of Facebook and other industry leaders, Microsoft has made the decision to join the Open Compute Project which was originally launched back in 2011 and whos goals include, among other things, helping businesses save energy, money, and space. Microsoft has committed to contributing their server specifications which underlie the services such as Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing, Skype, etc. and are all deployed from their global datacentres. Read the full story here.
Microsoft announced today that the company will join the Open Computer Project currently being led by Facebook and will open source their datacentre reference architectures.