The retrieval of the Northern Isles began the final phase of Microsoft Project Natick research initiative, exploring the concept of deploying sealed server pods just offshore major population centers as a replacement for traditional onshore data centers. Project Natick has been underway for several years; we covered the two month trial deployment of Leona Philpot , the company first underwater server pod, in 2016, and the deployment of the newly retrieved Orkney Isles pod in 2018. The...

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