Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research: advancing cloud computing together

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science


April 22, 2019
4:10pm to 5:00pm
190 Doe Library
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Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for collaborations with Microsoft Research to explore improvements to cloud performance, cost, security, scale and reliability. In this talk, Mark provides an overview of Azure’s datacenter design and infrastructure software architecture, covering compute, networking and storage. He will highlight some of the many joint Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research projects, including underwater datacenters, accelerated software defined networking, efficient datacenter resource utilization, storing data in DNA, and more.

The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and the Berkeley Division of Data Sciences, is offered to engage our diverse campus community and enrich active connections among colleagues.  All campus community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Mark Russinovich

Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Microsoft Azure

Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and he joined Microsoft when it acquired Winternals Software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals Windows administration and diagnostic tools. He is coauthor of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. Mark is also a popular speaker at industry conferences like Microsoft Ignite, BlackHat and RSA Conference.