Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the federal General Services Agency, Mark Bramfitt, P.E., a consultant in the utility and information technology industry, is drafting a guidebook that charts a process of choosing from available container-based and modular data center technologies, with a focus on energy efficiency and the provision of supporting infrastructure.
While it would be impossible to stay current with every development in this area, the project strives to provide a clear snapshot of the industry today, with the primary goal of describing a specification and deployment planning process that will be relevant in the future.
Providers of modular or container-based systems will be contacted about their product offerings. In addition, a case study based on a container deployment at the University of California at San Diego is being developed and additional case studies on this technology are being sought. Contact Bramfitt for more details.
Comments Sought for Container/Modular Data Center Guidebook
August 25, 2010