More info on the floating datacenters…
I spoke to my contacts at IDS and had some of my previous information updated…
They are deploying 22 ships in North America – 50 worldwide.
Only part of the 200,000 sq ft will be available in April, the remainder sometime around June.
I was also able to get the names of some key executives in the company:
They are working remotely until the first ship comes live in April. That ship will house the initial data center space, as well as the corporate headquarters for IDS. The first few ships in San Francisco will live at Pier 50. (I think they are there now, waiting to go into dry dock!!)
Also, since these are “cargo ships” the whole “datacenter in a box” concept could get VERY interesting…
I have attached the marketing sheet for IDS to this post, the pictures at the top of the marketing sheet are of the first ship (going live in April 2008). IDS Datasheet
Silverback Migration Solutions is in the process of becoming a Sales Partner for IDS, so if you would like us to make an introduction, please feel free to contact our sales team!
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