A new German company called Cloud&Heat has reimagined cloud computing to double as a heating service for residences, TechRepublic reports. The company places a secure server cabinet in the residence and conducts necessary maintenance (once or twice a year) at agreed times.
The Coud&Heat secure server cabinet
Not only does the unwanted heat find a home, but the traditional cost of cooling cloud servers is avoided. The cost of heat from Cloud&Heat is in line with traditional heating systems, and space-wise it looks to be comparable as well.
What a great idea. Their next step is obviously to think about the design of those cabinets for homes…