Inside a Windows Azure server container

With the up and coming release of the cloud computing, Windows Azure, the method used to house all the servers is to contain everything inside a shipping container like structure, which can be installed and running within a 24-hour period.

Neowin got an inside look on how exactly these server shipping containers look and operate, here at PDC09.

Each shipping container holds around 1,800 to 2,500 Dell servers, running 7.5 miles of piping, all of which can be climate controlled and monitored to keep an optimum temperature inside the containers at all times.

The server containers are trucked into a warehouse, where they are stacked two containers high, to optimize space, and installed within a single day, rather than months, compared to previous methods of setting up a data center.

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