After a testing period that lasted nearly two years, Project Natick proves that underwater datacenters are more reliable, easier to deploy, and possibly cheaper than their land-based counterparts.
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Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, spoke at the company's Future Decoded conference in London, where he reiterated his advocacy for an underwater data center in the future.
Microsoft is forging ahead with Project Natick in a bid to create a self-sustaining undersea data centre capable of working on its own for five years by dropping one off the coast of Scotland.
According to the New York Times, Microsoft has built prototype server containers designed to sit in the ocean, cooling naturally and reducing data transfer latency by being located closer to cities.