In a blog post, dated February 5, 2014, Sean James, senior research program manager, Microsoft Global Foundation Services, writes that Microsoft, in conjunction with UC Irvine, have announced the successful demonstration of “a rack of servers powered directly off the direct current (DC) output of the fuel cell stack, essentially stripping out most of the infrastructure found in the traditional data center energy supply chain. The result is a very efficient system with a radically simplified supply chain and fewer points of potential failure.”

Read the blog post here.