Some ideas on using Sun's new Blackbox

Usually, I try to avoid the jumping on the news storms on the Sun Blogs about new products.  On Tuesday the briefing of Blackbox Launch, I kept wondering why I felt this was 'useful'?  Going through different scenarios in my head. I then realized there were more than a few instances where this would be useful.



Scenario #1 – Telco Services.   I could imagine that this mobile data center design would be useful for companies who need to rapidly deploy Telco services and applications.   The value proposition would be that the Telco NEP would pre-assemble/test/ship the boxes for the Telco or large enterprise customer to their regional locations.

Applications:
-    Voice Mail Services
-    Phone Switching: IP Centrix, IP PBX, VoIP, etc..
-    Mobile Services: SMSC, MMSC, SyncML, etc..

Scenario #2 – “Rent” a Secure Data Center.   I could imagine that an enclosed data center like this would be useful for customers who need a data center for a fixed portion of time. (i.e. projects, campaigns,  transitions, etc..)  These customers would need actual possession of the Data Center because of some security requirements.

Applications:
-    CRM: Polling, Sales Promotions, etc..
-    Database Services
-    Co-location Services

For more pictures, please see..

C-NET News.com: Inside Sun's Project Blackbox

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