Toshiba has announced its entry into the modular data center business and has just finished construction of a demonstration facility at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo
An example of a typical server cluster (Image: Creative Commons)
Toshiba has just completed the installation of a demonstration modular data center on the outskirts of Tokyo, signaling its entry into the emerging market. Rather than housing racks of data servers in dedicated buildings, the modular approach allows for the relatively quick construction of units housed in steel framed containers, which can be stacked to increase capacity without encroaching too much on the surrounding environment. In addition to reducing costs, Toshiba claims that its solution also requires less power to operate.
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