datacenter in a box - Computer Definition
A complete server operation in a single product. A datacenter in a box provides a "platform as a service" (PaaS) rolled up into one package. It includes all necessary CPU, storage, networking and system software (OS, databases, etc.) fully installed and ready to go. In nearly all cases, a datacenter in a box offers a virtualized server environment, which enables workloads to be added, duplicated and deleted in real time. See virtualization and PaaS. Cloud in a Box A "cloud in a box" is a datacenter in a box that lets users or customers interact with cloud computing resources (see cloud computing). See datacenter container, intercloud and in a box.