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The Latest Data Center Solution – Datapod

Posted by on March 8, 2013  |  No Comments

 

The Datapod System of modular, scalable data center building blocks enables you to achieve a world class, flexible and reliable data center within a fraction of the time it would take to build a new, or renovate an existing facility.

The Datapod System is suited to urban or remote locations and allows you to maximize energy efficiencies while lowering your operational costs.

And because all Datapod Systems are factory tested before deployment you and your IT team have peace of mind knowing you have a reliable solution.

Universal Networking Services is proud to be the North America Authorized Agent for Datapod™ .  Our partnership with Datapod™ allows us to deliver a unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. 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. Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design 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 email us at info@datapodnorthamerica.com or contact us to learn more.

Deploying and Using Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities

Posted by on March 8, 2013  |  No Comments

Over the past several years, the data center facilities industry has started toward a significant transformation.  In this transformation, traditional perceptions of data center facilities as multi-year, site-constructed, low-density buildings are shifting toward viewing them as conceived and constructed form a modular, flexible, and certainly more rapidly deployable set of solutions.  Within this latter view are solutions that include not only containerized platforms, but also modular, pre-engineered, and pre-fabricated building blocks.  When deployed and integrated with the required mechanical, electrical, and related services, these buidling blocks come together and enable the end user to realize a complete data center facility.

In contrast to traditional site-construction methods, the new containerized/modular approach to the construction and deployment of a data center can result in a faster deployment, lower operating and capital costs, and the potential to be equipped with higher density and energy-savings targets.  Furthermore, this new approach enables organizations to adjust their data center facilities’ capacity up and down in smaller, prescribed steps rather than in large jumps.  Many organizations also will look at the containerized/modular approach to help them cycle new IT and facility technologies into production, while cycling out older and less cost-effective solutions. That said, there are particular considerations that need to be accounted for as part of the planning, design, deployment, operations, and decommissioning phases of the facility lifecycle.

The Green Grid (TGG)-an international, non-profit consortium working to enhance data center resource efficiency-produced this white paper to introduce the audience to some of the more critical of these considerations.  It offers a framework of understanding that, when coupled with the right qualified expertise, may enable potential end users of containerized/modular data center facility (CMDF) platforms to be more prepared and successful in their proposed projects.  The white paper explores the traditional facility construction approach, with a deep discussion of the containerized/modular facility approach in Chapter III.  Chapters IV, V, VI explore particular considerations, limitations, and advantages of the containerized/modular facility architecture and contrasts those factors with the traditional construction approach.

Executive Summary:

The rapidly maturing containerized and/modular data center facility (CMDF) platforms offered within the industry today can enable organizations to realize significant and demonstrated technical and business value when properly applied.  This value comes from the repeatable, pre-engineered, prefabricated, and quality-assured set of building blocks that together bring online the necessary amount of IT capacity.

This new containerized/modular approach to the construction and deployment of a data center can be expected to be rapidly deployed, have lower operating and capital costs, and be equipped with higher density and energy-savings targets.  CMDF architecture has become an increasingly viable and robust alternative when considering a data center build, with multiple implementation approaches from various suppliers in the industry.

Deploying and Using Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities-Click Here to Download White Paper #42

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Defining Traditional Data Center Facilities
  • Defining Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities
  • Business Flexibility Considerations
  • Financial and Planning Considerations
  • Additional Considerations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • About the Green Grid
  • Appendix A. Understanding Reliability and Resiliency

Conclusion:

The CMDF approach can enable organizations to deploy IT equipment, capacity, and services in less time, for less cost, and under new and more business-appropriate delivery and costing models.  The prefabricated and pre-engineered nature of a module can significantly reduce the potential quality and time risks typically found in traditional fixed-facility, site-constructed approaches.  The CMDF archetecture has become an increasingly viable and robust alternative when considering a data center build, as long as organizations take into account a CMDF’s particular needs and engage proper expertise and capabilities from trusted partners.  Organizations should carefully weigh their need against the advantages, risks and challenges that a CMDF deployment may present.

 

White Paper # 42 Credits:

 

EDITORS:

Christopher Kelley, Cisco Systems

Jud Cooley, Oracle

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

Ron Bednar, Emerson

Buster Long, Cisco Systems

Suzen Shaw, Microsoft

 

Universal Networking Services is proud to be the North America Authorized Agent for Datapod™ .  Our partnership with Datapod™ allows us to deliver a unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. 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. Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design 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 email us at info@datapodnorthamerica.com or contact us to learn more.

Take A Virtual Tour Inside A Datapod System

Posted by on February 3, 2013  |  No Comments

 

Take a virtual tour inside a Datapod System

The Datapod System utilizes Schneider Electric’s Best in Class Power and Cooling Products. The APC Infrastructure Suite of power and cooling products are recognized as the World’s Leader for reliability and performance.

Power:  The intelligence of the Datapod System is that each component is scalable and modular. Beginning with the Award-Winning APC Symmetra Line of Uninterruptible Power Supply Unit (UPS). These units start at 40kW and can scale up to 2MW.

Cooling: Free-Air, Air/Water Economizers, In-Row, Hot-Aisle Containment, Cold-Aisle Containment options Cooling up to 33kW per rack possible. Datapod enables end users to save up to 40% savings in cooling costs.

Racks:  Up to 50U available. Network or Standard. The Datapod System can incorporate 20‘ or 40‘ Intermodal Compliant ISO Containers. The insulated, anti-static design provides the optimal IT environment.

Pod Management: The Datapod System is completely managed by a suite of software that allows the user to manage, control and trouble shoot potential problems remotely and via smart phone or tablet computer.  The IT assets, fire control systems, electrical and cooling systems are all monitored via standard IP networks.

Universal Networking Services is proud to be the North America Authorized Agent for Datapod™ .  Our partnership with Datapod™ allows us to deliver a unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. 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. Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design 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 email us at info@datapodnorthamerica.com or contact us to learn more.

 

The Datapod System

Posted by on January 26, 2013  |  No Comments

In this video Scott Carr and Adam Smith of Datapod talk about their complete data centre site infrastructure solution.

Universal Networking Services is proud to be the North America Authorized Agent for Datapod™ .  Our partnership with Datapod™ allows us to deliver a unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. 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. Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design 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 email w.ave@apcdistributors.com or contact us to learn more.