datacenter container

datacenter container

A self-contained module that includes a series of rack-mounted servers along with its own lighting, air conditioning, humidification and UPS system. Designed to be transported in a shipping container and deployed intact, it enables a complete datacenter to be installed in a fraction of the normal time, and it can redeployed just as easily. Only electrical and network hookup are required. See datacenter in a box.


Sun's Virtual Datacenter
In 2008, Sun introduced its Modular Datacenter S20. Holding as many as 250 servers in a highly efficient, 20x8' climate controlled module, the unit is shipped and installed intact. (Image courtesy of Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
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Datacenter containers are becoming more prevalent in the IT industry due to rising energy costs; space limitations; increasing server densities; and requirements to reduce not only costs, but time to deploy.