Android based lightweight Server idea
In every enterprise there is a need for a lightweight server, running a domain server, email server, webserver for intranet, etc These servers don't need much processing capability, but as they run all the time need to be energy efficient and not take up too much room. Of course a lot of these are virtualised now, but this doesn't suit everyone.
My idea is to create a new server platform which is basically an android based mobile phone without the phone connectivity and to either rely on wifi, or add a network connection. For disk based tasks add an SSD drive which would be fast and also low heat/energy.
Android can easily run domain server, email server, etc software The OS can also be locked down to prevent virus attacks, and because it can be treated as a true appliance the maintenance for the device would be very low (no running large numbers of windows updates etc)
Because of it's size, you could fit a very large number of this appliance servers in a rack mounting kit.
In terms of creating these devices, a lot of the software and hardware already exists already.
Please let me know what you think of this idea.