Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the underwater data center will play an important role in expanding Microsoft's global cloud computing platform.
Nadella is expected to replicate the Project Natick around the world, where Microsoft deployed a 40-foot data center pod on the sea floor near the Scottish coast.filling compound for optical fiber loose tube
Nadella said at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London: "Since 50% of the world's population is close to water, we believe that this is the way we want to consider future data center areas and expansion." filling compound for optical fiber loose tube
Nadella here means that half of the world's population lives within 120 miles of the coast. Building a small data center close to where people live can provide users with low-latency data, which is important for real-time cloud services and games.filling compound for optical fiber loose tube
In addition to reducing latency, Project Natick offers a variety of advantages in easily and quickly deploying data centers, he said. “The construction is very fast and the entire supply chain takes only 90 days from start to finish.”