COVID-19: Critical business support and our focus on employee health. Learn More

The Raritan Blog

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.


Subscribe


Upcoming Events

2020 DoDII Worldwide
August 2–5  •  Phoenix, AZ
AFCOM Data Center World 2020
August 24–27  •  San Antonio, TX
DCD NY 2020
September 1–2  •  New York City, NY
Critical Facilities Connect 2020
September 14–15  •  Charlotte, NC
Spiceworld 2020
September 15–20

View all Events

Latest Raritan News

Raritan Introduces Economical New Generation KVM-Over-IP Switch and Serial Access for SMBs
Posted on March 2, 2020
Extended IT rack power mapping possibilities with Raritan’s locking solution
Posted on October 23, 2019
Raritan Ranked as the Global Leader in KVM-over-IP Switches
Posted on October 21, 2019
Raritan’s New KVM-over-IP User Station Brings 4K Performance and Productivity to Remote Equipment Access
Posted on September 18, 2019
Raritan’s New 4K Ultra HD KVM-over-IP Switch Wins Best of Show Award at NAB
Posted on May 21, 2019

View all news