Microsoft go underwater for sustainability #technology

Microsoft have been focusing on sustainability and developing solutions for future data centres under water.

By anchoring the centre, which are similar to a shipping container in size, on the sea bed, the surrounding water keeps the space cool. This avoids the use of standard air conditioning which also reduces the electricity load required to power the centre, to around 1/4 megawatt fed by on shore renewables.

The structure utilizes submarine technology to resist the pressures at these depths. The first submerged data centre has been installed off the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Read more at the Project Natick webpage here

 

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