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IBM's datacentre in a box: photos

Following a glance at this innocent-looking shipping container, you'd never know it was IBM's latest datacentre.
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The event was held as part of IBM's "Inside the Cloud" tour around the Asia Pacific.

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The datacentre on display was a 6.1-metre offering that was triple-sealed to withstand the elements.

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People in the industry were invited to tour the portable datacentre yesterday.

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IBM's Australia, New Zealand site leader for Site and Facilities Services David Yip (left) and IBM Global Technology Services executive Brian Canney (right)

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Inside the container, all of the racks sit on tracks and allows IT staff to work on the equipment without exposing it to the outside elements.

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Inside a server rack

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The container is kept secure with security gear. This camera takes a snapshot of anyone who modifies a server rack.

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A secured cable entry point. Reinforced to withstand the elements and protect the internal equipment.

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Yet another security camera

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This particular model of the portable datacentre comes with InRow cooling options; however, there are an infinite number of cooling facilities IBM can install.

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