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Definition: datacenter container


A self-contained module that includes a series of rack-mounted servers along with its own lighting, air conditioning, humidification and UPS system. Designed to be transported in a shipping container and deployed intact, it enables a complete datacenter to be installed in a fraction of the normal time, and it can redeployed just as easily. Only electrical and network hookup are required. See datacenter in a box.




Sun's Modular Datacenter
In 2008, Sun introduced its S20 Modular Datacenter. Holding as many as 250 servers in a highly efficient, 20x8' climate controlled module, the unit was shipped and installed intact. Other manufacturers have created similar solutions. (Image courtesy of Sun Microsystems, Inc.)