from The Azure Podcast , on 5/13/2021 , played: 239 time(s)
The Azure Podcast hosters get together for a round-table discussion on NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) led by our resident Blockchain expert Cale Teeter. Cale explains what they are and why they are growing in importance. He also provides information on how Azure services such as compute and storage can help applications that want to leverage NFTs.
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/5NT8cZUjB38
Company officials are predicting that Microsoft will be building 50 to 100 new datacenters each year for the foreseeable future.
Microsoft currently operates more than 200 datacenters. Its currently operating and planned datacenters are located in 34 countries worldwide, networked with more than 165,000 miles of subsea cable, officials said. The company is expecting to add datacenters in at least 10 more countries in calendar 2021, with Malaysia being the most recently announced. Microsoft typically provides customers with Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 services in all of its cloud datacenters.
And last month, officials pledged to offer Azure Availability Zones in every country in which Microsoft publicly operates by the end of calendar 2021, plus offering Availability Zones in all new Azure regions Microsoft launches going forward.