The Sunday Times ran a feature on Project Natick at the weekend, with my photography.
Project Natick is Microsoft’s research into the feasibility of an underwater datacentre
A sealed vessel on the ocean floor does not have any of the issues that the equivalent land datacenter does, with corrosion from oxygen and humidity, temperature fluctuations, and bumps plus jostles from technicians who monitor and replace broken components.
Project Natick also supports Microsoft’s sustainability goals with the vessel in Orkney consuming no water for cooling and being powered by renewable energy sources.
Photobanks was assigned to photograph, film and drone the retrieval of the underwater vessel.