eBay Submits Modular Data Center RFP

Ainsley Jones

Online auctioneer eBay has issued a public request for proposals on designs for a rooftop container installation that can accommodate up to 12 server-filled containers or an 8,000-square-foot data center the company is building in Phoenix. eBay is just the latest of a growing number of companies using containers in modular data center design.


Eight companies have already been selected to compete for the job. Another 22 submissions have met the submission requirements for the facility, which will feature 4 megawatts of power capacity. One major goal of the design is to provide year-round free cooling despite the temperatures in Phoenix, says Data Center Knowledge.

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Nov 30, 2011 5:40 AM Malinda Hartwig Malinda Hartwig  says:

This is interesting; it's the first time I read about it. I'm surprised to see that only a few companies met the submission requirements for the facility. I'm curious about these requirements; I mean how did they select the 8 companies? It's not like checking out Orlando classifieds to find what you need. There must have been some very strict criteria.

Dec 8, 2011 1:49 AM Jessica Johnson Jessica Johnson  says:

Thank you for this interesting article! I am a fun of online shopping and I especially choose sites such as eBay or www.productscoop.com. The idea of making a data center is great! I am pretty sure that the submission requirements are very strict and this is why very few companies joined this project.


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