Inside The Box: Data Center Container Tours

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A view of the container area in the new Microsoft data center in Chicago.

A view of the container area in the new Microsoft data center in Chicago.

Last week we showcased some of the Coolest Data Center Video Tours. Today we take a look at the latest form factor to gain attention: the “data center in a box” model using shipping containers to house IT equipment. These 20-foot and 40-foot containers aren’t much to look at from the outside. In Inside The Box: Container Video Tours, we reveal the technology inside. Here’s our guide to videos of the leading container offerings developed by vendors and customers, including support containers and some new players featuring flexible designs.

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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.

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  1. Great stuff. The applications for this type of solution are endless.