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An Underwater Data Center: Gimmick or Look Towards the Future?

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla

When you think of a data center, you often think of a nondescript warehouse that is sporting row upon row of computers. Giant air conditioning units and top-notch security complete the picture. But for one of the biggest names in the game, Microsoft, a traditional data center is not enough of an innovative leap. The company recently decided to sink a data center inside of a bus sized cylinder off Scotland's northern coast. While this might sound a bit ridiculous, the new underwater server farm (as it is currently being called) is in fact a real look towards a potential future for data centers.