The Incredible Story Behind Microsoft’s Underwater Data Centre VIDEO

The technological giant announced that it is already in the second stage of the Project Natik, which seeks to install underwater data centers, and shared some stunning photos.

An underwater cloud. That is the vision of Microsoft and its Project Natik , its project of data centers under the ocean to keep servers cold and closer to us.

This week, the technological giant announced that it is already in the second stage of the project, told details about the downtown descent and shared some impressive photos.

Located on the coast of the Orkney Islands in Scotland, the first experimental data center prototype is already processing workloads on the seabed. It has the size of a container, is environmentally self-sufficient and can offer services in the cloud with the speed “of lightning”.

This Scottish data center measures 12 meters and contains 12 racks with a total of 864 servers and the entire infrastructure of the cooling system. He was born in France, and traveled to Scotland in a truck.

The most complicated moment – Microsoft’s engineers count – was to download and connect the data center to a depth of 35 meters. The marine crew used 10 winches, a crane, a barge and a remote-controlled vehicle that accompanied the data center on its ocean voyage.

“The happiest moment of the day was when the data center finally slid below the surface, on its slow and carefully programmed journey,” explained Ben Cutler, one of the project managers. “We know that if we can put something there and survive, we can do almost anything”

Transform the heart of Microsoft

According to Microsoft, the deployment of this data center “marks a milestone” for your project. Confirm that your dream of data centers “pre-packaged”, sustainable, automatic and quick installation is possible.

Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft IA and leader of Natik, explained that the project demands “a series of crazy requirements, but we are getting there”, adding: ” For a true development of the AI, today we depend on the cloud. the jump, not only our products, but all our customers will do it “.

“The happiest moment of the day was when the data center finally slid below the surface, on its slow and carefully programmed journey,” explained Ben Cutler, one of the project managers. “We know that if we can put something there and survive, we can do almost anything”

Transform the heart of Microsoft

According to Microsoft, the deployment of this data center “marks a milestone” for your project. Confirm that your dream of data centers “pre-packaged”, sustainable, automatic and quick installation is possible.

Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft IA and leader of Natik, explained that the project demands “a series of crazy requirements, but we are getting there”, adding: ” For a true development of the AI, today we depend on the cloud. the jump, not only our products, but all our customers will do it “.

The key is that more than half of the world’s population lives less than 120 kilometers from the sea . By putting the data centers in bodies of water near the coastal cities, the data would literally be close to the people, which would allow a faster and smoother navigation, a better transmission of video and games, and new experiences of Artificial Intelligence.


In this sense, Lee explained that behind the project, the goal is “to transform the core business of Microsoft and the information technology industry,” following the pace of exponential demand for cloud infrastructure. “When you’re on a kind of exponential growth curve like this, you know that most of the data centers you’re going to build in your life do not yet exist.”

 

 

Source: Canal-ar