After two years of tests, Microsoft is convinced it can create underwater data centers that are self-sufficient, eco-friendly, and fail at a much lower rate than their land counterparts.
In 2018, Microsoft sent its first underwater data center to the bottom of the ocean floor near Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The culmination of a four year research effort, Project Natick’s stated goal then was to make data centers rapidly deployable and provide coastal regions with more cloud computing services.
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