IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM, Sun, SGI Deliver Data Center Portability

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-06-24 Print this article Print
IBM, Sun, SGI Deliver Data Center Portability

IBM, Sun, SGI Deliver Data Center Portability

Recently, i/o Data Centers adopted an ICE Cube containerized data center at its newest co-location facility. This is a classic example of where such mobile facilities can be used. SGI is one of several big-name OEMs that have rolled out mobile data centers as an option for businesses looking to quickly add to their compute capacity or as a way to temporarily boost their computing power. The idea of mobile data centers took off several years ago when Sun introduced its Project Blackbox. Since then, SGI, Verari Sytems, IBM, HP and Dell all have rolled out similar offerings. Industry analysts say that the market is still in its infancy and has been hampered by the global recession, which has rolled back IT data center projects. However, they expect that once the economy begins to grow again, mobile data centers will have a solid niche.By Jeffrey Burt

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