Data centers in a box

IT takes a close look at shipping container-based data centers
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Modular, containerized data centers are starting to catch on. By packing storage and hundreds of servers (or more) into large shipping containers with self-contained cooling systems, IT vendors claim they can cut time of deployment and perhaps reduce energy use. Here's a look at how Microsoft and Google are approaching the issue, and a rundown of container products that you can buy today.

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