Microsoft opens a Canadian Technology Centre

Microsoft Canada has opened a 20,000 square-foot technology centre in its Mississauga, Ont.- headquarters that will feature the latest products from HP, Dell, EMC, NetApp and Intel and others.

At a price tag of $20 million, the Microsoft Technology Centre is the first of its kind in Canada.

The facility took two and a half years to build and will feature a Server Display Centre with raw storage of 2 Petabytes. The networking capability can scale from 1GB Ethernet to 40GB Ethernet. The compute power comes from approximately 1,000 Core processors and it has 16 Terabytes of RAM.

In this exclusive video tour CDN interviews Staci Trackey Meagher, Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group for Microsoft Canada on how the centre will make an impact on the Canadian economy and Ross Mistry, the head of the technology centre on what makes this facility different from the other 31 Microsoft Technology Centres around the globe.

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