Microsoft saves energy with cloud storage under water

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Microsoft stores the data in a water proof container

Saving data in the deep sea can save energy. This is Microsofts conclusion after an experiment of three months with a data center in a container at sea.

The new Microsoft data center near the Scottish coast will be used for 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage. The IT company is investigating whether cooling by seawater offers a solution for reducing energy consumption. Read More