Modular Data Centers: Is Anyone Buying?

Is a data center built into a standard 20-foot shipping container on your shopping list, cloud service providers? That’s the question some are asking as these portable data centers, pioneered by Sun with its Project Blackbox (later dubbed Sun Modular Datacenter, or Sun MD), enter their sixth year of commercial availability. Our friends at Data Center Knowledge (DCK) take stock of the market, noting that such modular designs are now common in huge cloud data centers and high-performance computing (HPC), with vendors saying they are set to become even more mainstream.

Posted on 07/02/2012, in Data Center, Ecosystem. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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