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Photo: Sun's Project Blackbox

A new idea from Sun: Sell datacenter gear in convenient shipping container-sized modules.
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Big black box

Sun Microsystems believes many customers will prefer to buy data center equipment in convenient shipping container-sized modules rather than building more expensive and elaborate buildings on their own. It plans to show off the idea, called Project Blackbox, at its Menlo Park, Calif., facilities on Oct. 17.

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