Wow! Could the future of cloud computing be underwater? It appears that may be the case if Microsoft sees their ideas come to fruition. In an example of “refactoring,” or completely rethinking the way something has traditionally been accomplished, Microsoft is investigating the possibility of housing data centers underwater.
This is an interesting article from the New York Times – Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center . The company is investigating the possibility of utilizing the ocean as a data center farm. They have actually tested an underwater self-contained data center. This could be an exciting possibility.
Jim Kegelmeyer is Director of Virtualization Sales at IGI