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Microsoft’s underwater data center rises from the sea after two years

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The FINANCIAL — Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. On September 14, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success. Microsoft’s underwater Northern Isles data center has risen again from the ocean and it is remarkably intact other than being covered in sea scum, so it proves that the idea of an underwater data center is actually a good one. The benefits are big. Microsoft says the underwater data center had just one-eighth…

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Microsoft’s underwater data center rises from the sea after two years

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Back in 2018, Microsoft sunk an entire data center to the bottom of the Scottish sea, plunging 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage 117 feet deep in the ocean. On September 14, the company has reported that its latest experiment was a success. Microsoft’s underwater Northern Isles data center has risen…