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Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Is Cool as Cool Can Be | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture and operate a underwater

Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft.

Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture and operate a underwater.

  • Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out.
  • How is latency improved? Drop the datacenter in the nearest ocean or lake.
  • Energy efficiency is a no-brainer considering the environment the data center is in.
  • Bring in 3D manufacturing and you can have a data center manufactured and deployed in no time at all, no need for expensive land acquisition, licenses, certificates, etc.

Microsoft estimates they can deploy a data center within 90 days of signing. That's quite a feat!

Go here and see what Microsoft has got to say about this.

The video shows the dropping of the data center into the ocean.

More details here and here.

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