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Google patents portable Datacenter

Ars Technica and The Register reports that Google has patented the concept (opens in new tab) of a "Mobile Datacenter" unbeknown to Sun which has introduced its Blackbox project (opens in new tab) nearly three years after two Google Employees filed for the patent.

Like a piece of a giant jigsaw, Google's latest patent will allow it to move its datacenters where it would stand most to save money on utilities (Canada currently has the cheapest electricity rates in the World).

Webpronews (opens in new tab) reckons that Google might be planning to build its own version of the internet and suggests that the purchase of the 700MHz Wireless Spectrum is pivotal to the plan. Sun is now fully aware of Google's patent and as The Register reports, they are considering (opens in new tab) all options.

Google and Sun Microsystems (opens in new tab) are already good buddies and Google's current CEO (opens in new tab), Eric Schmidt, was the chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Sun's platform-independent programming technology.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.