iPhone 'Personal Data Center' Debuts in US

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Back in February we noted the appearance of a new application from a Japanese company called FreeBit that turns the Apple iPhone into a web server. The company’s ServersMan@iPhone app has just been launched in the iPhone app center in the U.S., and is being touted as a “Personal Data Center” that can be created in just 5 minutes. The app allows you to use your iPhone for storage and sharing files and links. Here’s a brief video from FreeBit that reviews how it works:

We’ll recap our snarky commentary from the app’s debut; “We congratulate FreeBit for making it easier for sysadmins to lose their web server in a cab. Here’s the big question: if your iPhone battery runs down, will there be an iFlywheel and iGenerator to keep your server online?”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

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