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Hewlett-Packard has finally found its way into the data center trailer park. It took a while, but the hardware vendor is introducing its own scheme for selling chunks of data centers in pre-packaged containers. HP joins the likes of Sun, IBM, Rackable, and Verari with similar White Trash Data Center programs. HP calls its …

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prepackaged and ready to nick

Ohhh, luvly! A containerised data centre. Just ready for the baddies to back up a truck to and drive off with. No more messing around lugging single PCs into the back of the transit. Those nice HP people even supply the getaway vehicle.

Once the govt start deploying these, it will make a few missing CDROMs pale into insignificance

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Paris Hilton

lulu but not in the UK

Tried accessing that "other" video from anywhere except the US?

Doesn't work.

Paris because she's available everywhere.

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POD???

I would have thought that *all* data centres are "performance optimised" - well aren't they?

Should have called it "Space Optimised Data - Orientated For Failure"

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large format hard drives

Does that mean the HP 7920? 12000 of them would certainly be a spectacular array.

Where's that "elder geek" icon when we need it?

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IT Angle

Trademark Issue?

"PODS" is, in the US anyway, the name of a moving/storage company (Portable On-Demand Storage) that also uses shipping containers...

Imagine ordering PODS only to get a shipping container already filled with "junk"...

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@ smudger

brilliant! and so easy to add on to. for example:

Portable Information Systems Support- O.F.F.

gawd these could go on forever lol

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@Pete

Pete you have a good point.

Crims are able to steal all kinds of stuff fairly easily. When I lives in South Africa some people even stole a few hundred tons of piled up road grit from the side of the road during a long week end.

Stealing a data centre would be easy once you have physical access. A quick paint job and slide it onto a container ship and it is out of territorial waters on its way to Nigeria/wherever within hours. Who needs to go ATM surfing/phishing when you can steal identity/credit card details etc on such a huge scale?

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