Microsoft raises cloud server lifespan from four to six years

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Extending hardware life is good for the planet
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Extending hardware life is good for the planet

The move will help the company save $3.7 billion next year

Microsoft is increasing the lifespan of server and networking equipment assets in its cloud infrastructure from four to six years, joining other cloud giants. Chief financial officer Amy Hood an...

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