In 2015, Microsoft announced they were working with an idea to have data centers underwater. One of the ideas from this experiment, known as Project Natick, was for the center’s housing enclosure to double as an artificial reef to provide marine life additional habitat.
Since the experiment proved successful, Microsoft has filed a patent application for the Artificial Reef Datacenter. As well as providing marine life a home, the underwater data center will utilize the ocean water as it’s cooling system. The center will also be able to detect intruders.