• Microsoft underwater datacenter capsule
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    Microsoft data center capsule pulled from the bottom of the ocean

    Microsoft has just proved that you could effectively move something to a more secure location without having all the huge infrastructure costs of constructing a building. They proved that with the recent resurfacing of an experimental underwater data center that has now been retrieved from the ocean floor. Microsoft and their researchers are assessing now how it has performed, and what they can learn from it about energy efficiency. Microsoft finished building in 2018, a capsule data center that was kept under the ocean for two years in Orkney, Scotland. The location of Orkney was chosen because the island North of Scotland offers temperate temperatures, and the location is a…