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Data centre In A Box, EcoPod Launched By HP

HP has launched its new data containerised data centre EcoPod, a move by the company that will provide it with the same sort of high efficiency that other market leaders like Google, Facebook etc. usually able to derive from their new data centres.

This new offering by the company was unveiled on Monday at HP Discover in Las Vegas. The EcoPod, also known as the data centre 240a is dense and containerised.

Its compact size will eventually save the company a lot of money as with a reduced size, the money spent on powering the supporting IT set-up will also decline significantly. This, as revealed by industry experts, will eventually allow the company to spend more on upgrading its hardware- something that every data centre owner probably dreams of.

"Really, it's a modular approach for any density or tier level. You don't have to be Google or Microsoft to reinvent your data centre." Wade Vinson, a distinguished technologist at HP and a driving force behind the development of the EcoPod said (opens in new tab).

Giving an insight to the functioning of the EcoPod, Mark Potter, the general manager of Industry Standard Servers and Software Unit, HP said in a statement: "The EcoPod always monitors the inlet temperatures, the IT gear and the workloads inside".

"We're able to mix free air from the outside with assisted air where we've cooled it, and we constantly optimise this solution," he added.

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