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Published on Jul 1, 2019
Computer company, Microsoft, is taking servers where they've never been before: under the sea. If this innovative approach to data storage is successful, this might just be the future of "cloud computing."
Read More: Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-4... "If Project Natick proves a success, Microsoft envisages sinking groups of five of these cylinders and being able to deploy a data centre offshore in 90 days, whereas it could take years on land."
Want an Energy-Efficient Data Center? Build It Underwater https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/h... "Sure, cooling computers with seawater would lower the air-conditioning bill and could improve operations in other ways, too, but submerging a data center comes with some obvious costs and inconveniences."
How to stop data centres from gobbling up the world’s electricity https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158... "Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year. That is more than the national energy consumption of some countries, including Iran."
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