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Microsoft Puts Datacenter In a Barn 147

aesoteric writes "Microsoft has announced that it will open a new datacenter in Washington State housed in a 'modern' barn-like structure that is 'virtually transparent to ambient outdoor conditions'. It was not the first time Microsoft had toyed with the idea of a datacenter without walls. In September 2008, it successfully ran a stack of HP servers in a tent for seven months, apparently with no failures."

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga