An analyst has upgraded Rackable (RACK), citing growth prospects for the company's ICE Cube line of containerized data centers.
This video features a brief tour of ICE Cube, the high-density data center inside a shipping container from Rackable Systems (RACK).
So whose container-based data centers will Microsoft be using? Probably Rackable. And it's already using a Verari container.
Shares of Rackable (RACK) are lower today due to investor reaction to Rackable's exposure to credit risk from auction rate securities.
Executives at Rackable (RACK) say 2008 will be a "breakthrough year for containerized data centers" and predict they'll ship at least 20 of them.
Microsoft's bid for Yahoo will be closely watched by data center providers that do big business with both companies.
Rackable says it has shipped three ICE Cube modular portable data centers to existing customers.