Why settle for standard containers if you can build them from scratch?
British critical infrastructure vendor iDaC Solutions has launched a tailor-made containerized data centre service.
The company can build and assemble a standard-sized shipping container designed to customer specifications and including all the cabling, cooling and power equipment it will need.
“Some of our global clients were looking for a MDC solution, but didn’t like the ‘one-size-fits all’ approach. We wanted to provide a quality solution, with unique features, that would fit well with our existing range of high performance cabling infrastructure solutions and that would offer greater flexibility for our customers. This product fitted the bill perfectly,” said Paul Cattell, managing director of iDaC Solutions.
Containerised Mobile Data Center
Source: iDaC Solutions
Rack ’em, stack ’em
iDaC is a former subsidiary of Swiss industrial giant Datwyler and its main focus is cabling - the company remains an exclusive distributor of Datwyler cables in the UK.
It’s custom data center solutions are based on traditional ISO High-Cube containers available in lengths between 10 and 40 feet that can be stacked on top of each other, helping customers utilize every inch of available space.
Containerized data centers are pre-fabricated building blocks that can be deployed in a fraction of the time it takes to erect a bricks-and-mortar facility - useful to help grow an existing data center in small increments.
Modules can also be easily shipped to areas where building a permanent data center is impractical. They can withstand any weather conditions - containerized data centers have been popping up in the deserts of Afghanistan and beyond the Arctic Circle - and are perfect for emergency response operations.
The containers used by iDaC are not adapted from the shipping industry, but purpose-built at a factory in Germany to a design specified by the customer, accommodating a variety of applications and budgets.
Some of the use cases proposed by the vendor include IT network expansion, disaster recovery, temporary use during refurbishments or as a stand-alone data center if clients don’t have the option to build on-site.
The same modules are also available for lease.