At the Gartner Data Center Conference, we got a tour of the HP POD (Performance Optimized Datacenter), which is HP’s entry in the data center container market. HP’s Steve Cumings walked us through the container and some of its features, including the ability to maintain the cold aisle at temperatures as high as 90 degrees, which is significantly warmer than the 68 to 72 degrees seen in traditional data centers. The POD features taller-than-usual 50U racks to separate and contain the hot and cold aisles. In this video, Cumings outlines HP’s approach to the container’s design, as well as the economics of containers versus traditional brick-and-mortar data centers. This video runs about 8 minutes, 30 seconds.
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