Server wannabee Cisco Systems is now a containerized data center wannabe too. The company has rolled up and rolled out its own variant of modular data centers for its own server, storage, and networking gear (as well as that for its competitors) using standard metal shipping containers. The aptly named Containerized Data Center …
Surely "weather-proofed" is less silly? I suppose that's what the press release said...
as annoying as on-premise
Which doesn't mean anything either. These larger companies really should know better.
12 weeks for disaster recovery?
"as well as for disaster recovery when the primary data center is knocked out" but then later says it takes at least 12 weeks to get one of these up and running. Does sound rather a long time to wait when your data centre is knocked out, albeit a little quicker than building a brand new data centre.
The one thing which always baffles me about mobile data centres is security. Reading this seems to suggest you can put the mobile box in a place where you can't build a data centre, but it also appears to be seriously lacking the security of a proper data centre, unless you build a very big electricified fence around it with moat and crocs?
That would be from start to finish. It wouldn't be a very wise DR plan for a company to wait until the DC was knocked out before placing an order. To install one, you need power, cooling, a pad to place and don't forget the permits. That 12 weeks also includes assembling one for the customer and getting it to the site. if someone bought one to keep as a DR, they could get it up and running in far less time than 12 weeks as most of the work would have been done prior.
Cisco a bit behind the curve?
By about 5 years.
Or at least that's the impression this article give.
What about Merlin
No mention of Capgemini's Merlin datacenter?