651022 story Video Demo of Microsoft's "Containerized" Data Storage 82 Posted by timothy on Thursday May 01, 2008 @04:22PM 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."