DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
June 1, 2020 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 136 people online.


Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset

Follow us

Startup wants to make floating data centers

Posted on Sunday, January 20 2008 @ 08:05:47 CET by

Silicon Valley startup International Data Security (IDS) announced it wants to set up a fleet of data-serving cargo ships:
These floating data centers will come equipped not only with standard storage services like SAN (Storage Area Network) and NAS (Network Attached Storage), but also with amenities such as private offices, overnight accommodations, and galley services.

To save money, IDS is purchasing decommissioned ships that were scheduled to go to the scrapyard, then refurbishing them in drydock. According to founder Ken Choi, the first ship—which will also house the new IDS headquarters—is scheduled to come online in April, and it will be parked at San Francisco's Pier 50 along with its sister ships. Each ship has approximately 200,000 square feet of usable space. The company plans to deploy as many as 22 ships in North America and 50 ships worldwide.

IDS has plans to make use of the seagoing nature of their data centers for more than just Homer Simpson-esque parties in international waters. The ships will use sea water for cooling the servers, which IDS says will will eliminate the need for external cooling solutions and shave 30 percent from their total energy consumption. In addition to the standard data center backup generators, the ships will use their own built-in generators to provide additional power. During disaster scenarios, these generators can run off the ship's fuel, providing nearly a month of continuous operation. IDS says they will be able to outfit a ship and have it docked in New York or San Francisco in a matter of months.
More info at ARS Technica.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba