Thursday, October 11, 2007

Google Wins Patent For Data Center In A Box; Trouble For Sun, Rackable, IBM? -- Data Center

Just in case you were wondering if the US Patent Trademark Office was still living in a different space/time continuum...

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has obtained a broad patent for a data center in a container, which might put a kink in product plans for companies like Sun Microsystems (NSDQ: JAVA), Rackable Systems, and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

The patent, granted Tuesday, covers "modular data centers with modular components that can implemented in numerous ways, including as a process, an apparatus, a system, a device, or a method."

The overall method of assembly and delivery is similar to the pre-fabricated home or mobile home.

Google Wins Patent For Data Center In A Box; Trouble For Sun, Rackable, IBM? -- Data Center

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