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HP unveils compact, container-based Data Centres

Hewlett Packard has brought to India the concept of compact data centre in a container: The HP Performance-optimized Data Centre (POD) enables customers to rapidly expand compute capacity with a scalable, flexible and secure infrastructure to support new business growth. The HP POD offers Web 2.0, cloud computing, high-performance computing (HPC) and enterprise customers with limited space, budget or critical mobility needs to remain competitive by lowering costs, increasing facility efficiency and accelerating time to market.
Says Rajesh Dhar, director, Industry Standard Servers, HP India: “Keeping pace with the demands of IT growth in the data center, as well as rising energy costs is a constant challenge. The extended time and significant costs required to update or expand a data center adds to the complexity,” said “With the HP POD, customers now have the flexibility to balance their capital expenditures and operating expenses while quickly and seamlessly meeting their needs for additional capacity.”
The HP POD supports more than 3,500 compute nodes, or 12,000 large-form-factor (LFF) hard drives, in a 20 or 40-foot container that ships within six weeks of the customer’s order. It permits flexible configurations optimized for power or density, which enables customers to quickly upgrade or extend the capacity of their physical infrastructures to meet their specific business needs. The PODs effectively provide 1,800+ watts/square foot, compared to 150 – 250 watts/square foot in a typical data centre
More on HP POD: www.hp.com/go/pod 

April 29 2011