Microsoft officials recently peeled back the covers a bit on its datacenter futures by sharing some high-level strategy goals for its "Generation 4" modular datacenter plans. But this modularization is only one piece of the company's longer-term goals and plans for its cloud-computing infrastructure.
There is a bigger, cross-lab datacenter project in the works at the company. Codenamed “Trebuchet. Trebuchet is all about Microsoft’s next-generation datacenter software and services, and addresses everything from the platform software down to the consumer-facing services that Microsoft envisions being hosted on its cloud platform.