Nautilus Data Technologies has launched its first facility, a 7-megawatt data center on the San Joaquin River in Stockton, Calif. The company taps bodies of water for its cooling, but says it plans to deploy data centers on land and water.
Nautilus Data has been making waves with their plans to create a floating data center. Their data barges would utilize the water they’re floating on to cool the servers, reducing cooling and water transportation costs. Nautilus also promises faster delivery, with fewer permits needed compared to building on land.
Headquarters: Pleasanton, CA
Nautilus Data Technologies has lined up $100 million in funding to complete a 6-megawatt floating data center in Stockton, Calif. , which it says will be cheaper and more efficient than traditional land-based facilities.
Nautilus Data Technologies is the latest company to pursue a water-based data center. It is building a water-cooled data center on a barge in Vallejo, Calif. and says it will lunch by the end of 2017.
Nautilus Data Technologies says it has developed a floating data center that can dramatically slash the cost of cooling servers. Is the market ready for the data barge?