SearchDataCenter – Containerized data centers: is a box a good fit?
Traditional data center facilities come with their own array of complexities, customizations and considerations. So, it may be hard to imagine getting a shipping-container-like box with server racks and cabling inside and plugging it into a power source and being happy with the result. But that's just what Microsoft did in its 700,000-square-foot Chicago-area data center. Another tech titan, Google, also has containerized data centers.
SearchDataCenter.com has asked if this technology is the wave of the future or just a niche solution suited for specific use cases. They found some companies utilizing the boxes to deal with some specific data infrastructure demands.
In this face-off, two data center infrastructure experts explain the merits and drawbacks of containerized or modular data centers.
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