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Microsoft Disguises Its Underwater Data Center as Coral

Microsoft Disguises Its Underwater Data Center as Coral

Microsoft is changing the data storage dynamic by applying for a patent that disguises its experimental underwater data center as a natural sea bed. In August 2015, Microsoft lowered its experimental underwater data center into the depths of the ocean off the central coast of California to see if storing and running servers on the ocean floor were feasible. Project Natick, as it was dubbed, operated for 105 days from August to November to test the hypothesis that is not only underwater data centers possible, but is also more efficient than their land-based brethren. The test was claimed as a...

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