HP’s POD – Container Data Center

GigaOM has a post on the HP POD (Performance Optimized Data Center) – the Container Data Center.

Exclusive: First Look Inside the HP POD Data Centers
Stacey Higginbotham, Friday, September 26, 2008 at 6:17 PM PTComments (2)

I traveled down to Houston today to check out a data center geek’s version of paradise — the inside of the factory where HP builds their rack-mounted servers and high-value blade systems. I shot plenty of photos that show how a bunch of chips and boards gets assembled into a blade that I will put in a later post, but I also got to take a tour of the inside of HP’s containerized data center, known as a POD. “Tour” isn’t really the right word, since it’s hard to move around inside the 40-foot shipping container filled with racks, but it was pretty sweet to see all that processing power in one place.

Here is the video
2,000 servers in the container.  Does this sound like this container is on its way to Microsoft’s Chicago Container data center?