HP Unveils $600,000, 10-Rack Portable Datacenter


Does your company have a spare $600,000 burning a hole in the budget? If so, you might be a prime candidate for HP's Performance-Optimized Datacenter (POD).

The $600,000 made-to-order rack consists of a 20ft x 8ft x 8ft IT system that's fully enclosed, portable, and ready to run. The frame can hold 10 racks of servers, storage, and switching hardware, along with hookups for air, water, and electrical power throughput as needed, eWeek.com reports.

"There are a lot of companies that don't need anywhere near 22 racks," said Jean Brandau , HP Product Manager. "So this 10-rack POD gives them a good choice."

HP said the price doesn't include IT, so companies will need to set aside separate funds for hardware and software. However, the OEM said it can build a POD to request and have it tested and running for workloads in about six weeks.

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