The Trailer Park Is the Computer

Microsoft is about to take trailer park computing, or, as The Register has dubbed it, white trash computing, to its logical and necessary conclusion. The company’s next generation of utility data centers will take the form of–you guessed it–trailer parks: sprawling, roofless parking lots in which all the components–server clusters, power units, security systems–will be prefabricated off-site, packed into containers or other types of “modules,” trucked in, and plopped down on the ground as needed. All employees at the new centers will be required to wear wifebeaters and carry around 30-packs of Busch Light.

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