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Rackable Systems has announced a portable datacenter that can be easily moved around and plugged into a regular wall outlet, but still is fully contained with all the hardware needed for a mini-datacenter.
The MobiRack server, released yesterday, can hold from five to 16U worth of hardware. Rackable's rack mounted computers are half-depth compared to other rack-mounted servers, making them only 15.5 inches deep.
The MobiRack is entirely self-contained, with full port access on each server in the front of the unit instead of the back, so it can be flushed against a wall. It combines servers, storage, networking, UPS and DC power distribution in one unit.