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This paper shows the advantages of interconnecting self-contained and robust micro-containerized data center modules (data center in a box) packaged inside an inexpensive shell building. This paper compares typical "Legacy" data center construction costs with a typical elliptical mobile solutions micro-container deployment. This paper compares one megaWatt of IT capacity deployed in two different ways. Using Uptime Institute's "True TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculator" (Koomey,2007, Uptime Institute), Elliptical Mobile Solutions (EMS) has contrasted a traditional or "Legacy" datacenter facility to a micro data center-based build (including a metal shell building). The purpose of this comparison is to show the savings potential afforded by a micro-container-based infrastructure.
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