Posted By Rich Miller On November 28, 2007 @ 7:14 am In Google | Comments Disabled
“One of the ideas (Whitted) championed was to build portable data centers in cargo containers, a project Google tested in its headquarters parking lot. But managers were too timid to pack in enough servers, so the experiment was not cost-effective and was ultimately canceled, he said.”We doubt this will end speculation about Google’s portable data centers, but it’s a data point worth noting.
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URLs in this post:
 patent for a portable data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Oct/09/google_patents_portable_data_centers.html
 Robert X. Cringley: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2005/pulpit_20051117_000873.html
 San Francisco Chronicle story: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/01/07/MNGA7NEDQ01.DTL
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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