A total Dell solution
At last Dell are shipping their gear with honesty in advertising in mind: a dumpster.
You need to compute everywhere and anywhere in this world these days, and thankfully you can always get some iron on the end of a cable to crunch the numbers. Unfortunately, connecting into a central data centre is sometimes not only difficult but undesirable for security reasons. That's when you go for what Dell is calling …
I've seen short message service centres and voice mail systems deployed to Iraq in a similar manner (this was soon after the US and it's Coalition of The Willing had "won"). Get it to site (never bothered to ask if site was in the Green Zone), supply power, IP and telecoms network connectivity (back before telecoms was all done over IP) and you're pretty much up and running (subject to various bits and bobs that could be hard before telecoms went all IP).
Still, it's a good idea for high risk environments and military isn't the only application for something like this.
I was deploying cellular stations in shipping containers 25 years ago and _they_ were an adaptation of rapid deployment data centres being used around 1980-81 in varous parts of the world.
Admittedly they were 50 foot containers, not the stubbies in the story, but they had a lot more racks in 'em.
(Not to mention the logistics of planting 50 foot containers on hilltops, camoulflaging them enough that casual twonks wouldn't notice/poke at them and providing power/network connectivity to 'em.)
Dellapart jokes are run of the mill stuff. You know, because they have never produce a single seminal or innovative product in the history of their company. They started as an IBM knock off manufacturer, nothing has changed. From the down votes, some people really hate to see Dell's reputation besmirched. What is the argument in favor of Dell as anything more than a bootleg manufacturer? Down vote away, Dell Streak fans.