Saturday, May 15, 2010

Watching Big Polluter

As many of you are now aware, there is a huge out of control oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Big Polluter is mostly responsibile for it. I created a new Blog website today to go along with my Big Polluter web page. The Blog is called Watching Big Polluter. My Big Polluter web page is located at

God bless the people, flora, and fauna in and around the Gulf of Mexico!


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Chicago Data Center Grand Opening!!!

The Chicago Data Center, CH1, for those in the know, finally had its Grand Opening in late September 2009.

Congrats to all those people working 100+ hour weeks to make it happen! You Rock!!!

Article 1: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!

Article 2: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!

Article 3: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Michael Manos: Goodbye, Microsoft! Hello, Digital Realty Trust!

In a move that will suprise many, Michael Manos, the Senior Director and General Manager of Data Center Services (DCS) at Microsoft, is leaving to become a Senior VP of Technical Services at Digital Realty Trust. More about this big move is at this link.

This is a huge loss for Microsoft and a great win for Digital Realty Trust. To get a really good idea of what Michael Manos did for Microsoft DCS, visit this link.

I know Mike and worked for him in DCS when I was at Microsoft. He was my boss', boss' boss. I wish Mike the very best. I know he will do great things for Digital Realty Trust and its ever expanding customer base.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Whatever happened to the Microsoft Chicago Data Center?

Remember that huge Data Center that Microsoft was building in Northlake, IL?

When completed this year, it was supposed to be the world's largest:

Size: approximately 730,000 sq ft
Power: 120 MW
No. of Physical Servers: approximately 600,000 to 800,000
No. of Data Center Container Modules: 96
Category: Generation 3 Data Center

So whatever happened to it?

According to this news article, it is being placed in the mothballs. Obviously this is another reaction to the present state of the economy.

Here's hoping for the best for all my former colleagues over there.

Anyway, if you want to see more about this magnificent facility and its potential when it finally comes online, visit this link.

And if you want to understand what a "Generation 4 Data Center" is about, click here.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Maggie the Mascot

This amazing 8-year old female Sheltie, named Maggie, is the mascot of a Data Center project that I am working on. She is a wild dog who lives in the open. But she is so smart, she knows people and the cars that arrive in each day. I make a special point of bringing her Beef Jerky every time I visit. God bless this beautiful dog and her noble spirit. She is sincerely loved by everyone who works at this facility.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

My New Business Card

This is my new business card that I created and ordered today.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Let's Start the New Month with Some More Humor...

Ending the Month with a Little Humor for Present and Past Microsoft Employees