Here is an article speculating on Google's plans to literally offshore its servers:
Google may take its battle for global domination to the high seas with the launch of its own “computer navy.”This plan seems to be the result of a strange confluence of large-scale computing, environmental, and tax accountancy concerns. It seems a very strange solution to any of them.
The company is considering deploying the supercomputers necessary to operate its internet search engines on barges anchored up to seven miles (11km) offshore.
The “water-based data centres” would use wave energy to power and cool their computers, reducing Google’s costs. Their offshore status would also mean the company would no longer have to pay property taxes on its data centres.
It also may give a whole new meaning to "computer piracy."