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Microsoft Deploys Underwater Data Center
Jun 12, 2018

According to the reports, Microsoft is currently deploying a data center underwater. The purpose of this project is to use renewable energy to provide Internet services to coastal cities, increase the possibility of speeding up the Internet, and at the same time, expand the scale of new server deployments, save cost and environmentally friendly.

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According to the report, the project is part of the Project Natick project. Currently, Microsoft Data Center is deployed in the water area near Orkney Islands in Scotland. The data center consists of 864 servers that are housed in a 40-foot-long waterproof container. The data center is located about 36 meters below the surface of the sea and is powered by submarine cables.filling com[pound for cable

It is reported that the logic of the project is clear, that is, to make users closer to the data center benefit, reduce the distance between the user and the server, so that the user's network status is more smooth.

According to Microsoft, nearly half of the people live in less than 150 kilometers from the ocean, and the oceans maintain a low temperature at a certain depth. The data center is placed on the sea floor, which can save a large part of the cost of cooling from a budget. It is very eco-friendly. filling jelly for optical fiber cable

In addition, the deployment of underwater server engineer is also a very meaningful exploratory experiment for Microsoft. This project proves that after the success of deploying servers below the sea surface, it is possible to expand the feasibility of commercial server scales.

Currently, Natick hopes to have large-scale data centers in multiple locations in the world within 90 days. The deployment is expected to be completed within 1-2 years. However, with the popularity of the Internet in the world, the process of this project may be faster.filling jel for optical fiber cable


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