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Video Demo of Microsoft's "Containerized" Data Storage 82

Posted by timothy
from the trailer-parks-have-always-been-ahead-of-their-time dept.
BDPrime writes "Michael Manos, Microsoft's director of data center services, shows a 3-D rendering of the company's upcoming containerized data center, which is like a facility full of shipping containers. He also demos Scry, Microsoft's internal data center analytics tool that lets the company monitor the data center's energy use, carbon footprint and power bill. There are a few companies out there that are now touting the data center in a shipping container. Sun was one of the first with its Blackbox, now called the Sun MD, while others include Rackable Systems' ICE Cube and Verari's FOREST."
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Video Demo of Microsoft's "Containerized" Data Storage

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  • by Opportunist (166417) on Thursday May 01, 2008 @03:42PM (#23267892)
    If data storage is about anything, it's trust. Now, who trusts MS? A company that has shown time and again that their primary concern is their shareholders, not their customers. A company that has shown time and again that their software cannot be trusted, neither on the technical nor on the personal level. And this company should handle my important data?

    Care to tell me why?

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