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Benefits and Advantages of a Modular Data Centre

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Benefits and Advantages of a Modular Data Centre include:

Flexible and scalable design: The modular data centre incorporates a snap-together design with a removable wall design. With the economies of scale and the benefits of repeatable, standardised modules, it is easy to match demand and scale infrastructure quickly.  Modules can be added when extra capacity is required or scaled down when infrastructure becomes obsolete.

 Flexibilility         Speed        Efficient         CapEx            OpEX           PUE

Speed of Deployment – Prefabricated modules are delivered on-site preconfigured and pretested for an easy installation within 12-16 weeks, depending on the level of project complexity. Site preparation and module production can be completed concurrently, resulting in minimized on-site construction and deployment time.  As a standardized solution, modules can be ordered, manufactured, customized and delivered to the data centre site in a matter of months. The modular approach also means that the site construction can progress in parallel, instead of a linear task dependant, track toward completion.

 •Efficient: The modular  System  is efficient in design and flexible in nature, adding only the modules you need, resulting in lower operational and capital costs. Modules are engineered to maximise efficiency gains in power and cooling.  Having the Utility power module either included or in close proximity to the data centre, saves money in costly distribution equipment and power loss.

 •CapEx: Reduced and deferred capital cost:  As a large capital expense, building a data centre is typically a project that requires substantial money up-front to anticipate forecasted IT requirements for the next 5 to 15 years.  Rapidly changing technology in the data centre makes it difficult to justify such a large capital expense for a building that must keep pace with technology demands.  The modular system is a way to apply capital to the data centre in line with changing technology and IT requirements. Instead of a € 10 million project day one, five or 10  modules can be built as they are needed.  It enables the ability to incrementally add capacity to the data centre.

Commissioning:  As an engineered, standardized solution, the data centre module can be commissioned in a centralised preparation area, where it is built and require fewer steps once placed at the prepared site. Service Level agreements & testing , before deployment, means the customer has confidence knowing the system is operational before deployment.

 •PUE   High density and lower Power Use Effectiveness :  In a modular data centre solution, the space is used efficiently, and allows precise airflow management that can support densities of 30 kilowatts per cabinet and higher.  The PUE can be determined at commissioning level and because the module is pre-engineered and standardised the PUE’s can be as low as 1.1 to 1.5.

Space saving:  With the ability to lift a modular data centre into brown field site in premium space in major cities, companies can expect to save a vast amount of capital expenditure and  because of the rugged design of the modular system, this means the system can be deployed indoors or out.

 • Disaster recovery/ remote location: Companies generally don’t want to invest in a whole data centre just for disaster recovery. So, a modular system can be made ready to take over essential services in the event of a disaster to the main data centre. Modular data centres can also be useful in a remote location where the expertise to build a data centre may not be available or the data centre is required temporarily like Afghanistan and oil rigs or remote islands.

 •Weather proof: The modular system is weather and sound proof  and by the very nature of its container roots it has a built in faraday cage environment. Systems can be kept outdoors in extreme temperatures in remote environments or indoors in urban centres.

 

 •Data Centre Infrastructure Management:  Management of  a modular system is where a modular approach can take advantage of the engineering and integration built into the system.  The modular system can utilise management software that gives the operator visibility into every aspect of the IT equipment, infrastructure, environmental conditions and security of the system.

Made to measure:  Utilising a modular design enables a made to measure approach to match your IT needs.  This ability to grow or decrease infrastructure as IT needs change enabling enterprise alignment with IT and data centre strategies. The modular approach also provides capacity when needed for urgent projects or temporary capacity adjustments.

Flexibility and Scalability – Various module options and configurations enable the infrastructure to be deployed and scaled as needed to meet demand. Capital spending reductions result from eliminating complicated new construction or expensive building retrofits.

Predictability – Prefabrication and factory testing reduces human error and on-site construction risks while improving compliance, safety, and efficiency. Design and manufacturing are closely coupled to greatly minimize uncertainty, which results in more predictable performance of the data centre infrastructure.

Space saving:  With the ability to lift a modular data centre into a brown field site in premium space in major cities, companies can expect to save a vast amount of capital expenditure and  because of the rugged design of the original container system, this means the system can be deployed indoors or out.

 • Disaster recovery/ remote location: Companies generally don’t want to invest in a whole data centre just for disaster recovery. So, a modular system can be made ready to take over essential services in the event of a disaster to the main data centre. Modular data centres can also be useful in a remote location where the expertise to build a data centre may not be available or the data centre is required temporarily like Afghanistan and oil rigs or remote islands.

 •Weather proof: The modular system is weather and sound proof  and by the very nature of its container roots it has a built in faraday cage environment. Systems can be kept outdoors in extreme temperatures in remote environments or indoors in urban centres.