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Microsoft extends Azure server lifetimes by 50%

Cloud service providers have been on a hardware spending spree for years, deploying hundreds of thousands of servers as they build out data centers the size of football stadiums as fast as they can.

But the party may be ending. On its recent earnings call with financial analysts, Microsoft announced plans to extend the lifespan of its cloud servers from four years to six years.

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CFO Amy Hood said the reason for the longer deployments is due to “increased efficiencies in how we operate our server and network equipment as well as advances in technology have resulted in lives extending beyond historical accounting useful lives.”

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Source:: Network World – Data Center