Microsoft recognizes the tough challenges that data center managers, cloud and IT service providers face today as they struggle to support their businesses in the face of rising costs and uncertainty about how to efficiently provide web-scale cloud infrastructures.

That is why we are continuing to work with our partners, customers, suppliers, governments, and leading industry and environmental organizations to apply the power of software and information technology to supporting environmental sustainability. Key areas where we collaborate to promote positive environmental outcomes include:

•Using information technology (IT) to improve energy efficiency

•Accelerating infrastructure research to solve issues of reliability, security, connectivity, and web- scale

•Demonstrating responsible cloud leadership and citizenship in our own facilities, operations, and supply chain