One of my data center friends and I were chatting about who has the data center container (modular) data center market. HP, IBM, and Dell are in the conversations as well as a few other guys. And, then he mentioned how many Sun MD20 boxes he has seen. Being one of the first to market, Sun had had the ability to meet and create a market.
Curious I ran a Google Search on Sun modular data center and what showed up is Oracle's posting of the following documents.
Sun Modular Datacenter S20
Sun Modular Datacenter S20 and D20 Documentation
Sun Modular Datacenter S20/D20 Product Notes Sun Modular Datacenter S20/D20 Overview Sun Modular Datacenter S20/D20 Site Planning Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20 Getting Started Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20 Fiber Cable Connector Options Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20/D20 Rack Dolly Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20 PDU and Power Strip Options Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20 Electrical Disconnect Option Guide Sun Modular Datacenter S20 Fire Suppression Guide
It's a Datacenter ... in a Box
Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
By Maurice Cloutier on Mar 24, 2009
When we announced Project Blackbox in late 2006, one of the first competitors to jump on the containerized datacenter bandwagon was Rackable Systems. Given their reportedly tight sales relationship with Microsoft and Yahoo!, one would expect that they would parlay this relationship into revenue sales for their containerized solution.