Microsoft’s Project Natick is investigating the feasibility of housing data centers (like those that power Azure) in submerged pressure vessels, with the goal of putting computational services near the demand, powered by renewable energy. That’s awesome in its own right, but the Project Natick team also recently installed live underwater cams to view the pilot data center in the North Sea. Apparently, it attracts a lot of fish! I’ve been waiting to get a clear view of the data center for the screenshot below, but it’s always swarmed by fish. Click on the image for a live camera — you might get a better view than I did.
That’s all from the blog for this week. Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back next week!