Microsoft pulls a fast one! Good showing Microsoft.
Project Natick is Microsoft's R&D feasibility project to explore, manufacture
and operate a underwater.
Hey, you don't look for cooling water, if you can take the salt out. How is
latency improved? Drop the datacenter in the nearest ocean or lake. Energy
efficiency is a no-brainer considering the environment the data center is in.
Bring in 3D manufacturing and you can have a data center manufactured and
deployed in no time at all, no need for expensive land acquisition, licenses,
Microsoft estimates they can deploy a data center within 90 days of signing.
That's quite a feat!
Go here and see what Microsoft has got to say about this.
The video shows the dropping of the data center into the ocean.
More details here and here.
IoT depends to a large part on the availability of custom hardware of sensors
that can be efficiently manufactured with exacting tolerances in its
specifications. Smart Parts manufacturing will be one of the key technologies
required to address the IoT 3D Sensors and 3D Antennae.
Optomec which manfuactures production grade 3D printers can manufacture parts
both in plastics and metals.
Here is a picture showing some of the smart stuff that can be made using
Optomec 3D Printers.
The parts made with additive printing uses the Aerosol Jet Process (no
different from spraying a liqui... (more)
The Internet of Things may be appearing more rapidly than anyone thinks, and
connected cars will appear first and make an even greater impact than
self-driving cars. Many car manufacturers and software vendors are actively
working to make this possible. In addition to car-to-car communication and
car-to-internet/cloud communication, communication between smartphones and
vehicles infotainment systems is also vigorously pursued.
MirrorlLink Protocol, which is presently in version 1.1, allows third-party
apps to board screens in automobiles. It's an interoperability standard
Scott Guthrie's keynote presentation "Journey to the intelligent cloud" is a
must view video. This is from AzureCon 2015, September 29, 2015
I have reproduced some screen shots in case you are unable to view this
long video for one reason or another. One of the highlights is 3
datacenters coming on line in India.
Looks like you may be able to get some training free:
Three data centers in India Everything here.
Part of the picture
More developed one here
Momentum is there to see.
SQL Data Warehouse: All of data, structured and unstructured
Internet of Things and Azure
Azure IOT Suite
Internet of Things is all the hype and the field is getting crowded each day
LittleBits Electronics offers the CloudBit Module which is a easy and quick
option to create Internet connected devices. You can tag on Internet to many
things without you needing to program anything. There are many, many projects
that you can do with this module. Using IFTTT (read about it in an earlier
post) you can connect to any web service or whatever that IFTTT supports.
Together with Arduino you could even do custom coding. The module comes
with a USB power module and a wall adapter. It looks like ... (more)