Microsoft drops data center into the sea: ‘It will keep working for five years’

Microsoft has dropped a 40-foot long data-center pod onto the seafloor off the coast from the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, north of Scotland. That’s a fairly remote location, but Microsoft’s thinking behind phase two of its data-center-in-the-sea research, Project Natick, is to bring its cloud servers closer to where people live. [1]

[1] By Liam Tung on ZDNet


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