Remember the good old days of the server room? It was about the size of an office, held the mainframe, tape backup, storage and some miscellaneous gear. These days, the computer room has been replaced with a data center, and they are growing as fast as your electrical bill. Data centers can be the size of a basketball court or a football field in extreme cases.
So how do you build something like that quickly and economically? Enterprise Storage Forum reports on a new data center assembly method from HP that adopts the modular approach to rapidly build and assemble a data center. What kind of savings can you get from this approach? Read on to find out.
HP has taken a page from Henry Ford’s book by applying an assembly line approach towards manufacturing and selling data centers.
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced HP FlexDC, a modular approach to building prefabricated data centers that the company claims cuts costs by as much as 50 percent, saves power and reduces the time it takes to get a new data center up and running.