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Don’s Corner: “Ferrari vs. Datapod”

Posted by on July 11, 2012  |  No Comments

Don Melchert, Critical Facility Specialist

While looking up alternate spark plugs for my old Ducati, I noticed that the ones I use were compatible with Ferrari. After my initial thought of, “Wow, that’s pretty cool!” my very next thought was, “I wonder what kind of data center they’re using to create such awesome, jaw-dropping, daydream inspiring machines?”

I’m back, sorry, I had to take a moment there for a quick run in my imaginary yellow Diablo and it’s so hard to park it and turn it off without revving the engine a few times.

Seriously though, everyone’s had that moment when you realize that, regardless of the item, it’s reached the end of its useful life and either needs a major overhaul or a replacement. For Ferrari, the decision to scrap and rebuild happens many times a year, as they build a completely new Formula One car from concept to racetrack in days. Back to point, here’s what I was able to find out about their “new-ish” data center, and it’s the disappointment I now have that’s fought it’s way out into becoming the topic of Don’s Corner this week.

“Ferrari is reserved about divulging technical details about the center, but it is of medium size — approximately 2,500 square feet in area, and loaded with about 60 racks of IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard servers and tiered storage arrays. The power conversion (AC to DC) equipment consists of APC Symmetra PX 250-500 power supplies, Modular 3P PDUs, and InRow coolers. Both air and liquid cooling systems are utilized; the room itself was kept at about 23 degrees C. (about 72 degrees F.)” –eWeek.com, March 2009.

All that’s great, but I’m a CFS, I needed to see it! So, like any other intelligent human, I found myself scouring YouTube, where I found two videos from our good friends at APC. If you’re like me, you’ll want to see them too, so the videos are attached here. Go ahead, watch them back to back, at worst you’ll lose a few minutes of your time, but at a minimum, you’ll be able to have another conversation starter, right? Come back and I’ll tell you why I am so disappointed in the F1 Champ’s decision.

About half way through the first video, somewhere between the scene where there are three different trades trying to operate in the same room (before the raised floor was completed) and the scene where Mr. Calabrese is speaking in front of their new equipment, a single question jumped into mind, “Why, on earth, didn’t they simply use a Datapod?” I’m sure that if we asked Ferrari, they’d have many reasons why they didn’t, but I’ve got two reasons why they should have, and from what I’ve seen, it’s Time and Money that run the world.

Design-
Once you’ve mustered the courage to innovate, which for many companies is the hardest part, you’re now faced with the decision to retrofit an existing space, build a completely new facility or simply use a Datapod. If you’ve been through it before, a retrofit or new build can take a year (or longer, in America, it’s more like 18 months) to accomplish, with most of that time spent in the design and approvals phase. With a Datapod, everything’s modular in design, the key to its efficient deployment. Once Ferrari determined their power and cooling requirements, Datapod could have provided them a solution in days rather than weeks.

Ok, that covers the Time argument, but what about the all-important Euro? Other than minimizing the costs associated with paying inspectors and engineering firms to design a new building layout, can you imagine the number of man-hours that could have been saved using a pre-engineered Datapod solution?

Deployment-
Ferrari decided to put their data center in a historical building on campus, which makes sense, as it probably wasn’t being utilized. However, doing so required a massive retrofit before the aged building was suitable enough to house a high-density data center. Unless Ferrari already had tradesmen on staff, imagine how long it took to solicit, receive and evaluate competitive bids for the interior, let alone the new electrical service. With that on your mind, consider that a Datapod can be dropped on a relatively unimproved gravel lot. It’s that simple. Once the Utility Pod has been placed, the trucks show up, the containers roll off and are locked into place. Put another way, the Datapod solution reduces or outright eliminates invoices from all the service industry experts traditionally required when finding a home for your new network. That’s a lot of funds that could be used in R&D, ultimately used to win races this season, rather than waiting for a 20 year ROI.

Other than final testing, the power and cooling modules have already been pre-commissioned and are ready for use. What’s that, you don’t trust pre-commissioned items? That can’t be entirely true, as we have no problem plugging in a new refrigerator that has been assembled and pre-commissioned by the manufacturer. If we are willing to accept such things for our home, why not in the data center world? Is it because of the 24/7/365 requirements of today’s critical networks? Ok, I can understand that, but really, if this is the case, how many of us own a refrigerator in our kitchen that’s deployed N+1? Ask any one of the ravenous teenagers in my home and they’ll tell you, food is a serious requirement and the loss of a refrigerator would cause an immediate service disruption of outdoor chores!

Don’t get me wrong! Kudos should be given to Ferrari for, as I heard in the video, having “the courage to innovate.” The IT managers at Ferrari wanted to do bigger and better things and must have realized that you simply can not achieve new results by repeating the same mistakes, even if you do it in a new building. However, they could have saved Time and Money by going the containerized route, rather than brick and mortar. As with any other topic posted on Don’s Corner, I challenge you to look at the information objectively and you be the judge.

Just don’t let racing a Ferrari scare you, there are faster things out there. This time, it was a Datapod.

Learn more by clicking on this link to What Is Datapod?” Series Part I

Don Melchert

“What is Datapod?” Series-Part 3

Posted by on May 17, 2012  |  No Comments


We would like to follow up our latest blog “Accounting and Tax Benefits of Modular, Portable Data Center Infrastructure” with the benefits of cost segregation and the Datapod™ System.


Cost segregation is a strategic tax savings tool that allows companies and individuals, who have constructed, purchased, expanded or remodeled any kind of real estate to increase cash flow by accelerating deprecation deductions and deferring federal and state income taxes. Because the entire Datapod system (everything in the container and the container itself) is not considered to be a building, you would capitalize the total cost of the system (including the installation costs) and depreciate it over five years for tax purposes.

Attached is a benefit estimate that takes 100% of a $1,000,000 cost and moves it from 39 years to 5 years.  You can see that the Datapod system–compared to a million dollars of traditional new data center costs–will provide you with an improved cash flow of over $65,000 in year 1 and nearly $290,000 in years 1-5, cumulatively.  This analysis assumes a 35% federal income tax rate. Consideration of state income tax will enhance the results.  Note: This is provided purely for illustrative purposes; the fees and yields are merely examples and are not meant to be indications of actual fees or results.

Sample Benefit Estimate and Fee Quote (Click Here To Download Larger View)

Universal Networking Services works closely with a dedicated cost segregation team that includes engineers and tax experts that have performed thousands of tax projects resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits.   The initial assessment to determine qualification is free.  If you think you may qualify for cost segregation and want to increase your cash flow please feel free to contact us to learn more.

Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture

Posted by on May 17, 2012  |  No Comments

White Paper 160

Modularity is loosely defined as a technique that builds large systems out of smaller subsystems, where the subsystems have well defined rules for interfacing to each other. Modularity also suggests a simplified approach to installation or replacement, ideally with “plug in” of modular elements that require simplified commissioning.

Recent reports by Gartner reflect the growing realization that “The first two generations of data center designs are no longer appropriate for current and future needs. New data centers should be perceived less as a static structure and more as an agile, living organism that evolves as the server and storage infrastructure changes.” In response, Gartner suggests operators should “Include flexible, modular, virtualized design principles in new data center designs.”

Major suppliers of data center equipment and complete data center solutions are promoting the benefits of their modular solutions. Yet the definition of modularity remains vague and can be applied to a single device, such as a UPS, or it can be applied to complete data center buildings. In the case of so-called containerized data centers, the data center itself is can be viewed as a module.

Data center operators are faced with a confusing number of poorly defined terms describing modularity including terms like pods, containers, clusters, zones, rows, rooms, busses, etc.

Clearly, modularity within a data center does not refer to one specific ideal design, but rather to an approach that can yield many different types of design. Furthermore, while some data centers may be said to be “more modular” than others, there is no threshold where a data center becomes modular.

When a modular approach is chosen, the degree to which the data center is cut up into modules must also be considered. Should a specific subsystem in a data center have three modules or forty-seven modules? Modularity does have some costs, so making everything as modular as possible is not always effective.

A recent analysis by Tier 1 Research validates the advantages of modularity for data centers but suggests that the industry impact of modularity will only be maximized when modules become “industrialized” and standardized to reduce their costs and speed the supply chain.

In this paper, we will define what is meant by modularity and define terms used for describing and specifying modularity in relation to the physical infrastructure of data center including space, power and cooling. Modularity in relation to the IT architecture or IT hardware is not discussed in this paper. A graphical method for describing a modular architecture will be presented. The feasibility of standardizing and industrializing modularity will be examined. We will show how data center modularity can be effectively applied and specified, and how the approach should vary with the application.

“Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture” Full White Paper (Click Here To Download)

Executive Summary:

There is a growing consensus that conventional legacy data center design will be superseded by modular scalable data center designs. Reduced total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, reduced deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is appropriate, and how to specify modularity are all poorly defined.

This paper creates a framework for modular data center architecture and describes the various ways that modularity can be implemented for data center power, cooling, and space infrastructure and explains when the different approaches are appropriate and effective.

Contents:

  • Problems solved by modularity
  • Elements of modular architecture
  • Defining modular architecture for data centers
  • One or many modular architectures?
  • Documenting a modular data center architecture
  • Specifying a data center project using modular methods
  • Containers, skids, and other form factors

Conclusion:

The benefits of modular architecture are becoming widely recognized. This paper has only briefly summarized these benefits. The move toward modular data center is inevitable because the overwhelming improvements in performance and TCO that accrue. This form of advancement can be seen in many industries such as the automotive industry and the IT equipment industry. For data centers the only questions are how quickly this transformation will occur and what form it will take.

This paper defines what is meant by modular data center architecture, so that operators, engineering firms, construction firms, and suppliers can begin to have productive conversa- tions about modular data center design using a common language. This paper has also gone further in describing how modular architecture can be formally specified. The industry will only obtain the benefits of modular data center architecture when the standard specification system described here, or one like it, becomes a commonly accepted way for vendors to describe data center offers, and for customers to use in requesting quotations.

White Paper Written By:

Neil Rasmussen

Universal Networking Services is proud to partner with Datapod™ to deliver an unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  Datapod is an unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

Please feel free to contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or contact us to learn more.

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center

Posted by on April 29, 2012  |  No Comments

White Paper 164

Power and cooling systems available now are more modular, more standardized, and more efficient than those installed in the majority of data centers today. Whether upgrading an existing data center or building a new one, data center managers will minimize both capital and operating expenses by specifying physical infrastructure with the following attributes:

  • Standardized, pre-assembled, and integrated components
  • Modular infrastructure than can scale as the load increases over time
  • Efficient power and cooling components
  • Cooling design with integrated economizer mode
  • Pre-programmed controls

White Paper 163,“Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers”, describes how standardized, pre-assembled, and integrated modules (sometimes referred to as containers) save deployment time and upfront cost compared to the same electrical and mechanical infrastructure implemented in a “stick built” manner with custom engineering and considerable onsite work.

However, significant additional savings can be achieved. The modular nature of facility modules enables scaling and rightsizing to actual data center loads. This, in combination with current power and cooling distribution technologies, results in a TCO savings of nearly 30% over a traditional data center (27.2% capital cost and 31.6% operating cost).

“TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center” Full White Paper (Download It Here)

Executive Summary:

Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.

Contents:

  • Cost Comparison
  • Assumptions

Conclusion:

Traditional designs almost always intentionally incorporate excess capacity upfront because subsequent expansion of power and cooling capacity is extremely difficult and costly in a production data center. This often has the effect of people being overly conservative in capacity planning which then results in higher upfront capital costs and a chronically inefficient data center. The proper deployment of facility modules, on the other hand, eliminate this wasteful oversizing tendency, because its standardized, modular architecture makes adding or reducing capacity to meet real-world, dynamic demand much easier. This, in conjunction with efficient, integrated power and cooling technologies results in TCO savings of 30% compared to a typical oversized data center operating today.

White Paper #164 Written By:

Wendy Torell

Universal Networking Services is proud to partner with Datapod™ to deliver an unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  Datapod is an unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

Please feel free to contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or click on contact us to learn more.

“What Is Datapod?” Series-Part I

Posted by on April 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

DATAPOD™ CONTAINERIZED ON-DEMAND DATA CENTER

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The Datapod system means you no longer need to run the risk of construction project cost blowouts, delays and compromised outcomes. Datapod can deliver a quality turn-key solution faster and at less cost compared to legacy data center construction projects.

A key dilemma facing legacy data center construction projects is whether or not to build a large data center to cater for possible growth in capacity requirements over the life of the facility or build a smaller data center in the hope that IT requirements do not exceed built capacity before end of life. The chances of acurately predicting your future IT requirement are low and the associated capital risks are high. In contrast, the modular Datapod system allows you to deploy only what you need when you need it, where you need it. Right-sizing your data center site infrastructure is not only capital efficient it is also operationally efficient.

Deploying the right amount of floor space as you need it means cooling and humidification resources are not wasted on conditioning surplus space. Incrementally deploying power and cooling systems to match the actual power and cooling requirements allows these system to run within their most energy efficient mode of operation. Incrementally investing in capacity only when you need it also gives you the best chance of benefiting from future technological improvements. Datapod’s committment to research and development in the area of energy efficient site infrastructure means you benefit from ongoing product enhancements and improved environmental efficiencies over time.

A productised approach to data center site infrastructure allows you to adopt a procurement model that matches your IT operations. Datapod offers an attractive leasing option that means you can now deploy your capital to more productive endeavors rather than having it tied up in legacy data centre projects that have increasingly rapid obsolescent.

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Universal Networking Services is proud to partner with Datapod™ to deliver an unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  Datapod is an unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

Please feel free to contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or contact us to learn more.

Six Reasons Why Modular Power and Cooling Plants Will Make Traditional Data Center Designs Obsolete

Posted by on April 22, 2012  |  No Comments

Neil Rasmussen (Senior Vice President of Innovation, IT Business for Schneider Electric) delivers keynote presentation that asserts that many traditional data centers are inefficient, costly and incompatible with high density IT deployments, and that pre-engineered and pre-manufactured power and cooling subsystems based on standardized modules can provide optimized and predictable performance faster and at lower cost.

Uptime Institute Symposium 2011 Video Clip (Click Here To View)

Six Reasons Why Modular Power and Cooling Plants Will Make Traditional Data Center Designs (Click Here To Download Green Data Center Conference Presentation)

Presentation Highlights Delivered by Neil Rasmussen:

Traditional data center defined:

  • Power and cooling devices from various manufacturers are integrated for a project
  • System performance is predicted by analysis
  • Controls are created for the project
  • Management software is customized for the project
  • Cooling is by CRAC/CRAH units located in the IT room
  • Air is distributed under floor via vented tiles
  • Outdoor heat rejection via dry cooler, condenser, or cooling tower

Modular power and cooling plants defined:

  • End-to-end power and cooling systems are pre-engineered and pre-manufactured
  • Standard building blocks are available
  • Modules may be internally fault tolerant, and can be combined to achieve redundancies
  • Equipment arrives in pre-packaged modules, such as skids, containers, or kits
  • System performance is guaranteed by spec
  • Controls are standard
  • Management software is standard for the modules

Reason #1: Economizer regulations

  • ASHRAE, LEED, and local regulations require economizer modes
    • Old model: Economizer assists mechanical plant, when possible
    • New model: Mechanical plant assists economizer, when needed
  • Maximization of free cooling is a complex design and control problem, difficult to achieve in a unique design
  • An integrated design, that considers IT supply temperatures and airflows, load factors, and ambient conditions is best achieved in a standardized, pre-engineered system

Reason #2: Dynamic power variation

  • Power management functions in IT equipment will play a major role in reducing overall energy use of data centers
    • Old model: Long term adaptations to slow changes in load
    • New model: Cooling plant optimizes for wide swings in IT load
  • Traditional plant design responds through interventions (moving tiles, turning equipment on and off, adding equipment)
  • An optimizing cooling plant adapts to changing load and airflow requirements by design

Reason #3: Speed of deployment

  • Modularity is not automatically faster
  • Modularity allows standardization. It is standardization that makes cycle time faster
    • Old model: 18 month design-build-commission cycle
    • New model: 4 month order-install cycle. Design is off-the-shelf. Systems mainly pre   commissioned.
  • Eventually standard power and cooling modules will be inventory items

Reason #4: Scaling requirements

  • Oversizing remains a major drag on the data center industry
  • It is the dominant contributor to energy inefficiency
  • It causes waste of CAPEX and OPEX
    • Old model: Build it now because it is too painful – slow – risky – burdensome – costly to adapt   later
    • New model: Modular design for scalability
  • Capacity can also be scaled to meet changes in power density and redundancy

Reason #5: Control & management system costs

  • Controls and management system cost in traditional data center is around $.50 -$1.50 per watt (under 10% of system cost)
  • To actually correctly engineer such unique systems for a traditional data center should cost about $5 per watt (nearly equal to expected system cost) if we
    • Optimized for energy savings
    • Did full testing under all operating and fault conditions
    • Documented the system fully
    • Embedded effective diagnostics
    • Did appropriate fault-tree and event-tree analysis
    • Designed to accommodate expected changes

Reason #6: Lower installed and operating costs
Extra installed costs

  • Container / skid / package costs
  • More smaller devices replace fewer larger devices

Installed cost savings

  • One-time engineering
  • Defer costs of capacity not yet required
  • Programming & configuration
  • Rigging
  • Documentation
  • Shipping / installing damage
  • Factory vs. field labor
  • Less field testing

Extra operating costs

  • None identified

Operating cost savings

  • Reduced expertise requirements
  • Energy costs
  • No maintenance costs on capacity not yet required

Conclusion

  • Standardized modular power and cooling plants have lower cost and better performance
  • Challenges such as dynamic power, economizer optimization, and high density will accelerate the end of traditional design approaches
  • Modular approaches to cooling plants just as effective for indoor IT rooms as they are for IT containers

Resources

“Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems” Full White Paper 132 (Download Here)

“Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers” Full White Paper 163 (Download Here)

“Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment” Full White Paper 135 (Download Here)

APC White Paper Library (Click Here)

APC TradeOff Tools™ Library (Click Here)

Universal Networking Services is proud to partner with Datapod to deliver an unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  Datapod is an unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

Please feel free to contact us to learn more.

Universal Networking Services Releases Website Update

Posted by on January 10, 2012  |  No Comments

Universal Networking Services Releases Website Update

The updated website, www.criticalpowerandcooling.com,  features clearer navigation, more focused content and a cleaner user interface for enhanced usability for all data center professionals.

St. Petersburg, Florida (January 9th, 2011):  Universal Networking Services (UNS), a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced the release of several high-level updates to their popular website:  www.criticalpowerandcooling.com.  Going beyond merely selling products, UNS’s website offers to educate and inform users on the latest in data center power and cooling technologies.

The new streamlined website includes several enhancements that are functional and interactive.  Clearer navigation to the latest industry information in power, cooling, modular, fire and monitoring can be accessed through the updated “Data Center Solutions” portal. The “Data Center Institute” section provides White Papers and tools essential to the data center professional while the “Efficiencies Strategies” section showcases UNS signature Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) service.  UNS is proud to dedicate a page so to the Datapod System, an innovative modular, scalable data center that delivers an optimized IT environment as well as a page regarding cost segregation, a strategic tax savings tool.  Integration of social media tools allows website visitors to access additional data center industry news via RSS news feed from UNS Blog, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Waite Ave, Vice President of Operations, states “Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions.  With that in mind, UNS has developed a website that provides educational opportunities and showcases the latest in technologies for data center power and cooling.  Education that will lay the critical foundation to run an efficient data center.  At UNS, our philosophy is to offer the data center professional the tools and resources to lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and maximize efficiencies offered by the advancements in today’s data center architecture.  We are very excited to share our updated website to empower the data center community to find real-time solutions to their unique challenges.”

About Universal Networking Services:

UNS specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS provides product acquisition, design/ engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

To learn more about UNS,  please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

Universal Networking Services, LLC and Datapod Proudly Announce Inclusion In “Modular/Container Data Center Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment”

Posted by on February 25, 2011  |  No Comments

Universal Networking Services, LLC and Datapod Proudly Announce Inclusion In “Modular/Container Data Center Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment”

Lafayette, Indiana, February 20, 2011: Universal Networking Services, LLC with partner Datapod, leading providers of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services, today announced inclusion in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory publication: “Modular/Container Data Center Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment”

Waite Ave, Managing Partner of UNS, states “We are proud to be listed alongside an elite line of companies in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Modular/Container Data Center Procurement Guide. Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions. Whether you need a server room or data center for a new site, a refurbishment or a temporary facility, the problem is always the same.  From its conception, a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ installation can take up to 2 years to design and build.  Our organization, Universal Networking Services, LLC proudly partners with Datapod to deliver an award-winning approach to this growing problem.  The Datapod system provides a unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering.  It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers.  By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like, and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of a ‘bricks and mortar’ data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.”

About Universal Networking Services, LLC

Universal Networking Services, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

About Datapod Australia

Datapod is a leading engineer and solution provider of energy efficient data center infrastructure products, professional services and technical support.  The secret behind Datapod’s success is to offer its clients a team of skilled professionals whose depth of experience is unmatched, technology that is setting the standard for the industry and an unwavering commitment to excellence in support.   Specializing in turn-key data center infrastructure solutions, Datapod has developed a highly specialized expertise that bridges the knowledge gap between today’s IT infrastructure requirements and best-practice data center infrastructure solutions.

About Datapod Containerized System

The Datapod containerized system utilizes APC InfraStruXure, including the high-density ready Hot Aisle Containment System.  APC’s Hot Aisle Containment System captures the hot air at its source, effectively making cooling a secondary issue, whilst enabling ultra-high densities across 1 or all of the IT equipment racks.  By combining the standardized pre-engineered Datapod building-blocks, featuring the modular, scalable APC InfraStruXure archietcture, APC and Datapod offer the ultimate in on-demand data centers.

To learn more about UNS, LLC please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

To view the procurement guide please visit: Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment

Universal Networking Services, LLC Listed in Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment

Posted by on February 17, 2011  |  No Comments

Universal Networking Services, LLC proud to announce listing in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s “Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment.”

The guide was prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on behalf of the General Services Administration.

To view the procurement guide please visit:  Modular/Container Data Centers Procurement Guide: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Quick Deployment


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