How about a water borne data center?

Nautilus Data Technologies is all set to construct water borne commercial data center. The prototype of the data center is already available and shows 30% decrease in energy consumption and operating costs.

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California and founded by a former U.S. Navy Special Forces veteran and a certified dive master, Arnold Magcale, Nautilus Data Technologies is the first company to successfully deploy a waterborne data center prototype. This prototype offered hosting, collocation, and cloud services for primary computing needs, business continuity and disaster recovery services. In other words, what most expect out of a data center. Nautilus’s real innovation is how is saves energy, water, and costs.

In practical, data centers consume massive amounts of energy and need tremendous amounts of water for cooling. A midsized data center consumes around 130 million gallons of water a year, or enough water sufficient for the consumption of around 2K people on an annual note. In general, traditional data center are expected to consume 140 billion kilowatt-hours annually by 2020, costing American businesses $13 billion a year in electricity bills and emitting nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon pollution per year.

But Nautilus technologies water borne data center doesn’t need water at all and so no wastage of the natural resource is observed. The prototype which was available to the media for a brief period suggests that waterborne data center is on a barge that uses the naturally cool water beneath the barge to cool the data center and then it returns nearly all of the water. Thus, with the new technology, data center service offering companies can save $4 million a year in energy costs and over 19,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year -equivalent of taking 3,600 cars off the road.


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