Microsoft is drenching its Azure servers to boost performance

Buoyed by its 2018 trial of submerging an entire data center in the Scottish Sea, Microsoft is now sinking production Azure servers inside tailor-made bathtubs filled with a special non-conductive liquid. 

Data centers are usually air cooled through swamp cooling, which requires large quantities of water. The trials with the special liquid are part of Microsoft’s pledge to reduce water consumption. 

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