Microsoft visualizes mega-modular data centers

At the DatacenterDynamics conference in New York on Wednesday, Microsoft data center general manager Kevin Timmons outlined some prototype work his unit is doing to design its next generation of data centers, in collaboration with Microsoft Research.

The company is field-testing something Timmons calls IT PACs, or IT preassembled components, which are small, self-contained units that are assembled off-site and can be linked together to build out an entire data center.

One day, Microsoft's data centers may be transformed from huge buildings full of server racks, into stand-alone IT units spread across acres of land

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