Posted By Rich Miller On June 11, 2008 @ 4:15 am In IBM | Comments Disabled
Here’s a look at the Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC), IBM’s new modular data center housed in a shipping container. The unit pictured here is a demo unit in Barcelona, Spain housed in a 20-foot shipping container. IBM is also offering a 40-foot version of the container data center. IBM joins a growing group of hardware vendors offering container solutions, including Sun Microsystems (JAVAD), Rackable  (RACK) and Verari Systems . Dell  and HP  are also rumored to be developing containers, while the “data center in a box” concept has been embraced by Microsoft , which plans to pack at least 150 40-foot containers into the first floor of its new Chicago data center.
IBM today announced a family of new data center designs  for modular “form factors,” including a 5,000-square-foot module for enterprise customers, data center container products in both 20-foot and 40-foot shipping containers, and a 200-square-foot module that allows users to quickly create a high-density zone within a low-density data center.
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URLs in this post:
 Sun Microsystems : http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/29/sun_rebrands_blackbox_as_sun_md.html
 Rackable: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Sep/18/rackable_offers_denser_portable_data_center.html
 Verari Systems: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Mar/05/verari_offers_data_center_in_a_container.html
 Dell: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/May/09/dell_building_data_center_container.html
 HP: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/May/29/will_hp_launch_a_data_center_container.html
 embraced by Microsoft: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/01/microsoft_embraces_data_center_containers.html
 data center designs: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jun/11/ibm_launches_modular_data_centers_containers.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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