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Submission + - AOL: Outdoor Server Huts Are the Future (datacenterknowledge.com)

1sockchuck writes: While Facebook and Apple are investing in huge data cathedrals, AOL has decided to go in a different direction: a distributed network of rack-sized server huts that live outdoors. AOL is taking the concept for its unmanned data center and shrinking it into a "micro data center." AOL envisions a distributed network of these units, allowing it to quickly roll out new IT capacity for hyperlocal news sites and create its own content distribution network.
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AOL: Outdoor Server Huts Are the Future

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