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It’s a Shipping Container. No, It’s a Data Center in a Box.

Posted on October 17th, 2006 at 22:55 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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Sun Microsystems has developed a novel “data center in a box? in an effort to transform the fundamental economics of corporate computing.

The expandable computer system, called Project Blackbox, is based on a standard 20-foot shipping container and can be deployed virtually anywhere there is electricity, chilled water and an Internet connection.

Sun will introduce a prototype at its headquarters here on Tuesday. The system is planned for commercial availability in the second half of 2007, with prices beginning around $500,000.

More info here.

Crap. Of all the systems they could have used in their “Try&Buy” system, this one isn’t in there.

  1. Sun blackbox boggles bloggers’ brains (and iPod……

    Blink and you’ll miss IT Blogwatch, in which Sun unveils it’s shipping container datacenter. Not to mention a totally tubular iPod dock……

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