The chief executive of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, believes that Microsoft’s initiative to sink a “data center” will soon find many imitators.
Microsoft recently announced the “Project Natick”, the sinking of a “data center”, near the Scottish coastline, a project that has been successful and according to Satya Nadella is expected to find many imitators worldwide.
One thing that seems to be advocating in this view is the fact that almost 50% of the world’s population lives near the sea, so choosing to place sub-sea “data centers” seems reasonable.
It is worth mentioning here that the Microsoft CEO refers to populations living relatively close to the sea and not just to those living in seaside areas. The proximity to a “data center” has multiple benefits in data transfer speed, which is essential for the proper operation of “cloud” services.
The Satya Nadella clarifies that the sinking a “data center” from Microsoft is a tangible proof that the company can do to it to a greater extent while bringing the ease with which it can be carried out such a project in the future.
Microsoft ‘s “data center” consists of 12 “racks” containing 864 “servers” with a cooling system that transfers heat to the ocean. This device has been designed to last for at least 5 years.
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