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RE: Sun Project Blackbox / Portable Data Center

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Sat Oct 13 20:27:50 2007
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On Sat, 2007-10-13 at 17:07 -0500, Lorell Hathcock wrote:
> -      Disaster Recovery

I can see portable generators being part of DR, but not one or more
portable data centers.  How long would it take you to start up a second
instance of all the hosts and devices you have in a data centers?  Isn't
the purpose of DR to recover quickly?  I've seen a zillion data centers,
and I've never seen two that look alike or carry the same sub systems.
So the value of this idea is the case with the empty rackspace
(IMHO).... but then I would have to pre-fill it with all my same-kind
hardware and then store it somewhere safe until I needed it, and I would
want it online so that I could keep it in sync... at that point it's
only benefit is that I could move it from site to site as hookup costs
(data/power) fluctuate.

> -      New Media / Web 2.0


Like everyone else I think the idea is cool... just not sure how
valuable it is.   Then again, CALEA brings a different perspective, the
DOJ could have a thousand of these things on standby ready to park
outside your offices when necessary. :rolleyes:

-Jim P.