Big Data Sparks Business for Containerized Data Centers

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Over at Information Week, Kevin Fogarty writes that Big Data growth has more companies adopting containerized data centers and other solutions to meet storage demands.

Demand is growing so quickly that data center construction projects are getting backed up or delayed at unprecedented rates, according to Data Center Journal. As a result, record numbers of large companies are now opting for “containerized data centers,” prefabricated structures containing a pre-selected mix of data center storage and computing equipment and power and cooling hookups to keep them running.

Sun Microsystems was first to offer container-based datacenters back in 2006 with their Project Blackbox, but sales lagged even as a number of competitive offerings came to market. Read the Full Story.

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