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.
Since very few people ever get to tour Microsoft's physical datacenters, the company decided to make a virtual tour of a "typical" Microsoft datacenter available. The tour details where Microsoft is investing in security, reliability and sustainability. It also provides some basic information on next-generation technologies Microsoft is incorporating into its cloud datacenters, like two-phase immersion cooling, hydrogen fuel cells and its Project Natick undersea datacenter experiment.
The digital datacenter tour seems to be aimed at educators and consumers interested in technology. Users can take the tour for free with a PC or a virtual-reality device.