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Microsoft is pulling out its data store from the depths of the ocean

Microsoft is pulling out its data store from the depths of the ocean

  • 2020-09-17 20:57:59
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Microsoft is pulling out its data store from the depths of the ocean

A year and a half later, Microsoft withdrew its data center from the Atlantic Ocean, and placed it underwater at a depth of 36 meters in 2018, and named it Project Natick.

And she hopes that placing devices in the ocean will be a method used in the future to save data, as this was designed using water-based cooling systems that run on renewable energy.

This is the second data center that Microsoft has sent to the depths of the ocean, as the first was in the Pacific Ocean near the coast of California

Which remained underwater between August and November 2016,

"We were very happy with the cleanliness of the data center after extracting it from the water, which took one day and was used immediately to review the data," said Spencer Fawers, a member of the technical staff of the Microsoft Research Group.

But why did Microsoft choose water to save its data centers?

The Microsoft team assumes that the lack of exposure to oxygen in the center makes it less vulnerable to corrosion, but its presence under water avoids many shocks, and also to avoid the problem of overheating above the ground, which adds a lot of energy requirements needed for cooling, as self-cooling through water makes the devices work more efficiently. From its presence on the ground, Ben Cutler, the project manager, said in his own research that the failure rate of placing the data center underwater is 1 to 8 of what we see on the ground.