Microsoft shows its mobile Azure Modular Datacenter

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 @ 11:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Besides submerged datacenters, Microsoft is now also experimenting with mobile datacenters. In a new blog post, Microsoft outlines its new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC). These transportable datacenters are intended for customers who require cloud computing in hybrid or challenging environments, including remote areas. So what type of applications does MDC have? Microsoft suggests these datacenters could be used for mobile command centers, humanitarian assistance, military mission needs, mineral exploration, etc.
With MDC you can deploy a self-contained datacenter unit with a field transportable solution that provides near-immediate value. The unit can operate in a wide range of climates and harsh conditions in a ruggedized, radio frequency (RF) shielded unit. Once deployed it can act as critical infrastructure where temperature, humidity, and even level surfaces can pose a challenge.

MDC can provide onsite augmentation of compute and storage capabilities, managing and operating high-performance applications in the field, IoT and real-time analytics workloads that require ultra-low latency, and standing up cloud applications to support critical infrastructure recovery.
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