A interesting post from Michael Bullock talks about Google’s new patient approach to put data centers on ships. This was also covered in Time as one of the best inventions of 2008.
Like Michael, I think that this is somewhat problematic. We will have to see if this actually becomes a reality.
Briefly, I see the three primary concerns:
Besides giving us insight into Google’s ambitious plans to go to sea, Michael provides a great started list of considerations that you should take into account when looking at datacenters in general: