Microsoft is implementing a breakthrough venture in which it creates the world's largest underwater data cloud. The giant not only wants to reduce the cost of maintaining the server room, but also wants to become more ecological.
Project Natick created the world's largest underwater cloud in the waters of the North Sea off the Scottish Orkney Islands. It resembles a submarine, its structure is 12 meters long and can contain up to 864 servers.
The device is self-sufficient and can function for 5 years. This is one of the many farms to be built around the world in the coming years.
In this way, Microsoft wants to cool electronic devices in a very cheap and effective way. The issue of ecology is also important here. In this way, the company will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and reduce its share of global warming.
One such underwater data center can hold 27 petabytes of data and is powered by renewable energy from tidal power plants that generate energy from the movements of the sea. The center can also be powered by wind farms, which will increasingly be built near the coasts or in the wide waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The servers are connected to each other and to the Internet. Although in the past, both Microsoft and other companies actively operating in the world of the global network, created similar projects, this one is not only the largest in the world, but also in the entire history of mankind.