Posted By Rich Miller On June 20, 2011 @ 7:30 am In Amazon | 1 Comment
On Saturday The Hermiston Herald  reported that Amazon subsidiary Vadata has deployed six modules in Umatilla, Oregon. The paper describes the facility as “innocuous, bland structures — a row of six shipping containers gussied up with a few doors and vents. ” That description matches images of a modular design called Perdix that Amazon’s James Hamilton discussed earlier this month at a technology open house.
Amazon.com joins major cloud builders Google, Microsoft and Yahoo in embracing factory-built components as a strategy to reduce the cost and deployment time for data center capacity. The Oregon construction is part of a larger effort by Amazon to prepare for a significant expansion of its data center capacity to accommodate the growth of its cloud computing business.
Amazon.com has submitted plans to build a similar facility with six modules in the Port of Morrow, and also has also resumed work at a site in Boardman, Oregon where the company bought land in 2008 .
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 modular data centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/06/09/a-look-inside-amazons-data-centers/
 The Hermiston Herald: http://www.hermistonherald.com/opinion/woelk-data-center-could-be-big-boost-for-umatilla/article_a6c9b2e6-99a7-11e0-9664-001cc4c03286.html
 bought land in 2008: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/11/07/amazon-building-large-data-center-in-oregon/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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