Microsoft has completed a two-year experiment by lifting a data center from the bottom of the Scottish Sea off the Orkney Islands that has been tested underwater for reliability. The servers were stored at a depth of 35 meters, according to the company's website.
In 2018, a data center with 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of memory was placed at the bottom. It turned out that the new underwater conditions are quite suitable for hosting data centers.
The fact is that on land, data centers are prone to corrosion due to the abundance of oxygen and high humidity, and they also suffer from temperature changes. And in a waterproof capsule with a temperature control system, there are far fewer problems.
Microsoft is now planning to install such centers near the coast, near the areas where they are needed.
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