Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces

Two years ago, OptaNet were in Scotland helping Microsoft announce the revolutionary project to sink a data centre off the cost of Orkney. The results are in.

Back in May 2018 OptaNet were on-hand to provide our expertise and to guarantee that this project was delivered successfully. Two years later the project has been deemed a huge success.

Now retrieved from the ocean floor, and Microsoft researchers are assessing how the cylinder packed with servers, has performed, and what they can learn from it about energy efficiency. Initial findings have been good with with servers having a lower failure rate than a conventional data centre.