SGI's award-winning ICE Cube data center solution delivers extreme server and storage density in a self-contained, fully portable 20' or 40' container. Its advanced cooling design dramatically cuts ongoing operational expenses as does its easy serviceability. First deployed in March, 2007, the latest generation ICE Cube more than doubles the maximum density to 2800 independent servers per container for up to 33,600 cores in a 40' x 8' container. For storage-focused deployments, the ICE Cube is capable of housing up to 14.2 Petabytes of data. Designed to augment or replace traditional brick-and-mortar data centers of any size, these high densities are achieved while offering a broader choice of container sizes and configurability of Rackable Eco-Logical servers and storage.
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Well suited for a broad range of deployment scenarios from military applications to disaster recovery scenarios to basic data center expansion ICE Cube provides tremendous flexibility for expansion to areas in which traditional data center facilities are unavailable, cost prohibitive or cannot otherwise capitalize on alternative energy sources in remote locations. The ability to deploy ICE Cube rapidly and in any location helps enable business continuity, allowing for easy hardware migration and an expedited disaster recovery processes. Already in production, a fully populated ICE Cube can be designed, built and delivered in a matter of weeks.