Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company’s cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung.

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. 

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