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The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored.
This announcement was combined with information about a partnership with SpaceX to expand satellite broadband and support connections in more places where connections are unsecured or unavailable. Microsoft gives the example of data centers on a military mission, or providing humanitarian assistance after a natural disaster.
Here's a lok at some of the images Microsoft has released so far.The data centers look like shipping containers, with Microsoft's logo on them.Microsoft
They are transported on the road by trailer. This one is already in use in Redmond, Washington on the Microsoft Campus. Others are in the early stages with defense contractors and some private sector companies.Microsoft
Microsoft renderings show some potential use cases for the data centers.Microsoft
In this case, the portable unit would be a field Datacenter during humanitarian relief missions.Microsoft
The data centers will be important in places where networks are frequently disrupted, or not available at all. When the network connection isn't possible, they will connect to backup satellite connections.Microsoft
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