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HP also opened HP POD-Works, a 10,000-square-foot facility which serves as an assembly line for delivering HP PODs, or Performance Optimized Data Centers.
A POD is a complete, self-contained data center built into a portable chassis which can be completely configured to customer requirements for servers, storage, and networking, and then shipped to wherever it is required.
HP POD-Works is a facility with seven bays for building and configuring up to seven PODs at once, Ganthier said.
With POD-Works, customers can get a fully-configured POD in as little as six weeks, he said. "Just add water, electricity, and networking, and you have a data center," he said.
The new servers, PODs, and services are all available through HP's channel partners. The SL6500 chassis starts at $1,099. The SL170s G6 server starts at $1,559, while the SL390s G7 starts at $2,239.