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» VIEW ALL POSTS Jun 23 2009   3:03PM GMT

Microsoft hires Yahoo data center exec



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
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Microsoft recently hired Kevin Timmons to lead Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS), the company’s data center services organization. From Microsoft’s data center blog:

Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and passion in this space, most recently serving as vice president of Operations at Yahoo!, where he led the build-out of their data centers and infrastructure. Before that he was a director of Operations at GeoCities, and prior to that he served as a senior software engineer at Marconi Dynamics.

Kevin is known as a hands-on leader with a great grasp on the issues in his field and a keen interest in increasing energy efficiency. One of the key ways he has approached that challenge was by closely measuring efficiency at each data center and using PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) as a key metric—a strategy that helped build more efficient data centers.

Timmons was hired to replace Mike Manos, who left Microsoft earlier this year to join data center real estate company Digital Realty Trust.

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