Data Centers

One data center to go please


There was a time when a single computer would fill an entire climate control room. For example, the old Eniac took up 1800 square feet of space -- enough to fill a house. Today, you can fit more computing power in your cell phone and take it with you anywhere.

The glass house still exists, but now you can fit hundreds of blade servers and petabytes of storage in the same space. All that's lacking is the portability. For all that power, you're still stuck in one place. If disaster is imminent, or worse already struck and you need to get back up to speed quickly, you're in trouble.

News.com the other day mentioned a new portable data center from Rackable. With it, you can pack 1200 servers, racks, and cooling equipment into a package the size of a shipping container, slap it on the back of a tractor trailer, and take it with you wherever you go.  

The Rackable portable data center is probably overkill for a local LAN party, but it looks like it might be a good alternative to get a data center on its feet again or out of the way in a hurry. 

2 comments
buildingitup
buildingitup

Hello, I am a candidate for a Masters Degree in Management and Systems at New York University. I am currently working on my master thesis on the subject of improving the process of disaster recovery in IT. As part of this thesis I am conducting a survey where I compare general information about disaster recovery processes. I would really appreciate if you participated in this survey to help me with this master?s thesis. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Please complete survey before June 15th. The survey is available at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=411933850346 Please feel free to forward this survey link to your colleagues and/or friends you have in the IT Industry. All answers I get are helpful to my thesis. Thank you in advance for you support, Patricia

eranthas
eranthas

Hi Patricia, I 'm currently reading for my MBA in IT, and my thesis is on "Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Companies in Developing countries". I'm very much interested in your research findings. Are you findings published any where so I can refer to them. Thank you & Regards, Erantha

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