$15M in Data Center Gear at Auction

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The online auction house R.L. Rasmus is selling a large block of data center equipment that is being valued at $15 million. The equipment was abandoned when the Department of the Interior didn’t renew a data center lease, and will be auctioned online on Sept. 12. The inventory is in Ashburn, Va. includes eGenera blade servers, EMC Centera storage servers and ADIC digital tape libraries, which are all still in their crates. “This is cutting edge product purchased brand new in 2006,” said Chris Rasmus of Rasmus Asset Advisors. While the equipment is new, it doesn’t come with licenses, warranties or support contracts, so caveat emptor. A full list of equipment is available on the Rasmus web site. For those who are interested, Rasmus provides additional detail about the equipment in this video.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.