• Microsoft sank a data center the size of a shipping container 2 years ago in a wild experiment and just brought it up to see how it went

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Microsoft Project Natick.
    Microsoft installed a data center underwater off the coast of Scotland in 2018.
    The center was retrieved this summer and turned out successfully.
    Now, Microsoft is considering how to use the findings in future data centers.
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    Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored. In 2018, Microsoft sent an experimental data center down to the ocean floor encased in steel and powered by renewable energy. This summer, when researchers lifted the data...
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