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IBM and Rackable Systems have inked a new
agreement that will allow Rackable to pack IBM’s
BladeCenter systems in its modular data center for the first time.

The agreement, which the two companies are expected to announce July 28,
will allow Rackable to offer IBM’s
BladeCenter T and HT blade chassis within its own ICE (Integrated Concentro
Environment) Cube modular data center, which had previously used only Rackable’s
specially designed rack-mount servers.

While still considered an up-and-coming product for the enterprise, these
types of modular data centers are being touted as a way for companies to gain
additional computing power for a range of projects, including disaster
recovery, Web 2.0 applications, cloud computing infrastructures and high-performance

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