As Microsoft’s cloud computing related businesses and consumer online services are growing at a rapid rate, Microsoft is investing heavily in computing infrastructure to serve the customers. Recently, in the quarterly earnings report, they mentioned that capital expenditures were at $1.3 billion. In mainly includes costs involved in investing in new data centers and increasing the capacity of existing data centers.
The Azure Platform is supported by a growing network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Microsoft has decades of experience running services such as Bing, Office 365, and outlook.com. Azure is available in 140 countries, including China, and supports 10 languages and 19 currencies, all backed by Microsoft’s $15 billion investment in global datacenter infrastructure. Azure is continuously investing in the latest infrastructure technologies, with a focus on high reliability, operational excellence, cost-effectiveness, environmental sustainability, and a trustworthy online experience for customers and partners worldwide.