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Underwater Azure Data Centers

Underwater Azure Data Centers

Ishan jain
Project Natick proved that you can have a data center under water.

Disclaimer: Currently I am employed by Microsoft, but my views and thoughts are still my own. The reason I joined Microsoft was, the work Microsoft have been doing for last couple of years in Open Source Space. Today I am a advocate for Open Source representing Microsoft.

Back in 2018, Microsoft deployed an underwater data center. This was part of a long term test to develop self-sufficient and sustainable data center under the sea, part of Project Natick.

According to Microsoft:

More than half of the world’s population lives within about 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters in bodies of water near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel to reach coastal communities.

This is a important step for Microsoft to achieve the mission of: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.