The first floating data center is under construction

Nautilus Data Technologies, a next generation data center infrastructure company, announced that its first commercial data center is going to be located in a barge. CEO Arnold Magcale considers this groundbreaking design is safer and cheaper to operate.

The California based startup has been designing the prototype for six years and proved it is able to decrease energy consumption and operating cost in 30% in contrast with land-based data centers. Floating data center biggest feature is its patent-pending cooling systems, which was planned to waste no water reducing the server’s temperature. Instead it will use the ocean water, enabling the system to recycle and return back it to sea.

The project is currently under construction in US Navy port on Mare Island, a peninsula in Vallejo, California, about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco and it’s expected to be finished in the first quarter of 2016. The first successfully deployed waterborne data center is going to offer hosting, business continuity and disaster recovery services, collocation and cloud services for primary computing needs.

With information from: Data Center Knowledge. 

November 27, 2015 by
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