A little while ago I posted an entry talking about how Bing Maps was using Dell’s Modular Data Centers to power their new uber-efficient, uber-compact data center (or as Microsoft calls it “microsite”), located in Longmont, Colorado. But don’t take my word for it…
Below is a recent video of members of the Bing Maps’ imagery team, Tom Barclay, Brad Clark and Ryan Tracy, talking about what their needs were and why they chose Dell. (BTW, the written case study is also available now).
Some of the ground the team covers
- Bing Maps leading the way and trying things out at Microsoft before the rest of the company.
- Producing the imagery for Bing Maps including photographing all of the US and Western Europe and then stitching it all together with the help of tremendous processing power.
- Their goal was to bring on additional capacity to support current and future site goals at the lowest cost, in the fastest amount of time with the least amount of down time.
- Why they went with Dell and what they gained.
- Case Study: Microsoft Bing Maps takes the fast route to image processing efficiency with Dell solutions
- Dell’s Modular Data Center powers Bing Maps
- Press Release: Dell Unveils New Bing Maps Boulder Microsite
- Data Center Knowledge: Dell Modular Data Center Powering Bing Maps
Pau for now…
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