Instant Data Centers has introduced a line of products that takes advantage of the latest technologies in the data center industry to provide a cost-effective alternative to the traditional data centers.
Infrastructure for data centers has quickly become a big part of a company's budget. Facilities and infrastructure costs keep on rising, and budget allocation to them increases with demand for more computing power. Then with increased computer power, costs to cool all this equipment rises proportionately, compounding the problem.
These problems are here to stay due to the demand for digital products and services. This demand rises with lower prices for computers and is growing faster than the performance of computers. This conversion of IT with the facilities into one through modular data centers is an efficient way to deal with these problems. With their integration, significant costs avoided with operational, deployment, and energy savings realized. Now the network based control and monitoring software can reach its full potential since it now has the infrastructure it needs.
With the growth of data centers and the huge costs they incur, cooling them is a challenge. Using this modular approach, the costs virtually remain the same effectively removing the rise of cooling costs with every upgrade. Customers who use this option save on facility space and will see a reduction in the initial investment to start one. As has been realized by the big players in the industry, data centers need to change how they utilize energy in order to remain competitive in light of high infrastructure and energy costs.
The modular design represents a solution to expensive traditional data centers, which cannot even be used by a majority of businesses. Solving this issue takes it to the forefront of modern data centers. The need for small companies to have their own data centers has just gotten a little bit easier. With the building of modular data centers, companies can now grow their capacity as is needed. Whether they need to advance a rack at a time or have the need of huge space, this is all possible.
The size of these small data centers makes them versatile since each of them are fully contained products with liquid cooling systems, security, environment, and fire suppressing technologies. The cooling especially is a state-of-the-art system that cools equipment directly unlike the traditional data centers that utilize central cooling. Based on this innovative cooling technique, there is no amount of equipment that our solution can't handle. It also reduces the amount of energy required by about 50%.
Small data centers are often used in remote locations where they are ideal, and they can also act as data recovery sites for critical information. However, their versatility is now leading many companies to purchase their own infrastructure to handle their cloud computing capabilities in-house. This is compounded by how easy they are to deploy, their lower cost implications, and the lack of extensive expertise needed to run them.
How our systems work?
With the appropriate software, you can run these units in remote locations while they act as a single platform. This capability is useful for large organizations who may even be located in multiple locations globally. Since they are modular, deploying them as a single unit works with the same ease as deploying multiple units together. When added to form big arrays, you can achieve powerful computer system setups.
Mobile nature of our systems
The mobile nature of these systems enables easier relocations, thus saving time and money. Damage to equipment is also avoided and building of retrofits is fast. When needed, companies can carry their data centers as they move, which improves the security of the data. This flexibility is key when there isn't enough space to build a data center, and you can scale up to the capacity that suits you. Our modular data centers also fit through all standard sized doors, with a forklift so you can transport it to any location. When shipping it, it is sturdy enough to go when already fitted with equipment. This provides an efficient way for a speedy deployment and the transportation of critical data needed into your data center.
The environment where you are located won't be a problem either. It has a NEMA 4 enclosure. This refers to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association standard that defines an equipment's processes in reference to operating characteristics, performance, safety, and construction among others.
With the NEMA 4 enclosure, your data is safe for any indoor or outdoor operation. It provides protection against the effects of dirt, snow, dust, water, ice, and even the formation of ice on its exterior. In environments that are very humid, condensation created during the cooling is captured in the condensate pan. In poor environmental conditions, the cable entrances should be sealed so that contaminants do not enter the cabinet during air infiltration. However, in environments exposed to explosive or caustic vapors, special additions need to be incorporated into the equipment. The enclosure has weather heads that are water tight to allow the cables enter into the units safely without water inflating them from outside.
Avoiding harmful effects
If there is excess heat in the room in which our modular unit is installed, then it should be removed. This is to avoid recirculation of the condenser air which will in turn cause a harmful effect on the performance of the unit. The condenser airflow needs an adequate amount of air, if this isn't available the liquid-cooled unit should be used.
To monitor the conditions in the enclosure, use environmental monitoring devices. This allows your staff to monitor the temperature and other settings directly from their workstations. It will also alert them when the environmental conditions are outside the optimum ranges. They allow the shutting down of the equipment during critical moments like when the A/C malfunctions and it has become too hot. Venting that activates when the A/C fails should be installed to remove hot air and give the IT personnel enough time to solve the problem.
Submitting or moving the data center
The modular data center even has a seismic rating, it has been built to meet or exceed the Zone 4 requirements. Its form factor is a hardened steel cabinet that offers shielding against any electromagnetic interference. When transporting or moving it, you can load it up to a capacity of 1500 pounds. Exceeding this capacity may cause damage to the equipment.
The construction of the enclosure is with a steel frame that has vibration isolation welded in. This allows for configuration and software applications fitted in and delivered to your desired location fully ready for plugging into the network. For security in transit, it has a secure cyber lock key that prevents tampering. The hardy body allows the unit to withstand high impacts making them good for facilities in which traditional data centers can't operate in.
Access to the units mechanical components is through a different door from that of the IT equipment. This separation using different keys allows maintenance to easily take place without touching any IT equipment.
Minimum size requirements
Though the modular data center can be fitted in almost all locations, there is a minimum size required for optimum operation. The smallest room should be at least 606 cubic feet or 62 square feet. These dimensions are based on the OCEA standards..
This modular data center is very quiet producing a sound that is roughly similar to that of normal conversation at 66dBA. It handles a maximum IT load of 12kW and requires 6kW of power for cooling that load. The lower the load, the less power it needs for cooling. The cooling also depends on the kind of equipment used. For backup options, various modular UPS and generators are available and can be configured dependent on your needs.