Drones, Caves, and Toilets: When Data Centers Go Rogue

AOL just shrunk the computer data center to the size of porta potty.
As revealed by AOL data center guru Mike Manos, this “Micro Data Center” is designed to instantly give the company added computing power wherever it’s needed. In his blog post, Manos showed off a prototype of this contraption sitting in the middle of an empty field behind an AOL building in Dulles, Virginia.

The creation is part of an AOL project dubbed “Nibiru,” after a “mythical planet that is said to cross into our solar system and wreak havoc and bring about great change.” The aim, Manos says, is to deploy this Micro Data Center anywhere, regardless of temperature or humidity, and include all of the tools needed to oversee them from afar.

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Source: Wired Top Stories

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