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HP Announces Portable Data Center

<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/07/16/HP_to_offer_data_centerinabox-IDGNS_1.html">InfoWorld</a>, <a href="http://www.internetnews.com/hardware/article.php/3759201">Internet News</a>

Jim Manico

July 16, 2008

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HP is readying a container-based, portable data center that it says allows customers to quickly add capacity to their existing data centers while managing energy costs.Equivalent to 4,000-plus square feet of typical data center capacity, HP's Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) includes more than 3,500 compute nodes, or 12,000 large form factor hard drives, for a total of 12 petabytes of storage. The HP POD uses standard-size racks so that it can include gear from competing vendors, according to the company.

A 20-foot or 40-foot shipping container takes about six weeks from order time to delivery -- a far cry from the year it takes to build a full-blown data center from scratch. HP hasn't revealed pricing for the POD, which will be available in the United States by the end of this quarter.

HP's announcement comes a month after IBM rolled out three modular data centers of its own.InfoWorld, Internet News

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<https://2015.appsecusa.org/c/?page_id=534>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Clad-Java-Building-Secure-Applications/dp/0071835881> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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