This is the new model, the logical and necessary approach to data center development and deployment. It is one that legacy brick and mortar designs and models do not and cannot have.
In addition, the need for distributed cloud computing is driving the need for distributed data centers for which this is perfectly suited – as long as there is direct access to power and dark fiber.
For more information on this topic, please see Data Center Knowledge’s recent article on Modular Data Center demand. http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2011/05/13/citing-modular-demand-io-continues-expansion/