Press Rollup for Launch Week
By pmonday on Feb 01, 2008
Its been a busy week in the press for the announcement of the Sun Modular Datacenter. The announcement of SunMD mentioned 4 customers that have already deployed SunMD (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, Calif., Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS) in Moscow, Hansen Transmissions' manufacturing facility in India, and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (UMCN) in the Netherlands) and are using their SunMD as expanded datacenter space (or, depending on your configuration, you could look at each installation as one huge system full of "Customer Replaceable Units"). Either way you look at it, coming out of the chute with 4 datacenter footprints is not a bad way to launch.
And, of course, most of the press saw it the same way. Here are some articles for your weekend reading (wish I would have had these when I was stuck in the airport last night with no Internet):
- Sun Gets Blackbox Ready to Roll - This eWeek article has quotes from Darlene Yaplee, as well as some analysts. Here is my favorite from Charles King (turned into a soundbite): "...makes a lot of sense." It does! Read to get the full context of Charles' comments.
- In terms of positive or negative press articles, I don't know what to think of this one...still, for complete disclosure, it received a hearty LO(O)L from me, just reading the title perked me up this morning. From Ashlee Vance of the Channel Register, Sun nails four buyers in 15 months with White Trash Data Center. Ummm, thanks??? Ashlee for the article
- From tgdaily: Sun ships 18 TFlops datacenter in a box
- Here's an article from Data Center Knowledge that goes in a little more depth on the Hansen Transmissions' deployment in India: Sun Rebrands Blackbox as 'Sun MD'. Data Center Knowledge also ran an article about the deployment at Russia's Mobile Telesystems OJSC: Sun Blackbox Deployed Across Russia
Yes, there were plenty more articles, here are the ones I know about in short form:
Sun Finds Takers For Rebranded 'Blackbox', Sun renames, rejiggers Project Blackbox, a modular data center, Sun Blackbox deliverable datacenter now for sale and shipping.
Lots more to blog about today, I have some great pictures of the San Diego stop! We'll see you later!