Big data means big data centres. And with more being built every year, the problem of regulating their excess heat is certainly not going to disappear.
Cue Dutch startup Nerdalize, who have found a way to put the wasted heat to good use.
By placing individual servers in people’s homes, the heat is no longer going to waste. Homeowners can lease the two-in-one heater/server from Nerdalize, who cover the electricity costs of the device. The multiple servers then connect to create The Nerdalize Cloud, while helping to warm homes.
Without the big data centre overheads, businesses can enjoy lower rates for their data, while people at home enjoy lower heating rates.
Sounds like a win-win.