Under the auspices of the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the federal General Services Agency, I am drafting a guidebook that charts a process of choosing from available container-based and modular data center technologies, with a focus on energy efficiency and the provision of supporting infrastructure.
While it would be impossible to stay current with every development in this area, we are interested in providing a clear snapshot of the industry today, with the primary goal of describing a specification and deployment planning process that will be relevant in the future.
If you are a provider of modular or container-based systems, we'll likely be contacting you soon to find out about your product offerings. We also expect to offer a case study based on a container deployment at the University of California at San Diego, and would like to add additional case studies - so if you have deployed this technology and are willing to share your experiences, please contact me.
Lastly, I heartily recommend the data center resources posted at the LBNL web site, and if you are in the industry and need some high-quality, independent research on energy efficiency in data centers and IT, there is no better place to start than with the professionals at LBNL.