About IDC

Closed Loop Cooling, Adaptive Suspension, Security and Fire Suppression


Since its inception, Instant Data Centers (IDC) has reinvented the data center industry using energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and high availability as guiding principles. Today, IDC is the only company in the world to build Micro-Modular Data Centers at the rack level with onboard closed-loop cooling, adaptive suspension, security and fire suppression. The product line fully replicates the features of traditional, containerized and cloud data centers while offering dramatic benefits and savings.

Key Benefits and Savings

  • Capital savings from 30-50% for new data center builds or data center retrofits
  • Reduced energy costs from 30 – 50%
  • Operational savings from 40-65%
  • Reduction of data center footprint up to 75%
  • Rapid deployment, allowing clients to have a complete turnkey solution in weeks rather than months or years
  • Mobility, allowing clients to move or relocate their data center as an asset rather than the typical demolition and construction cycle that results from a needed expansion or relocation
  • Scalability, providing clients with the building blocks to add computing capacity as needed in a timely and pay-as-you-grow manner
  • Vendor agnostic, allowing clients to select the IT equipment that best meets their needs.

Key Data Center and Cloud Markets

  • Conventional Data Centers seeking to reduce electricity consumption/waste and carbon emission footprint
  • Governments, organizations and managed service providers facing capacity limitations
  • Growing or consolidating companies needing to expand or retrofit
  • Companies or governmental agencies seeking disaster recovery and business continuity solutions
  • Military and government services agencies facing security or bandwidth constraints
  • Entertainment, transportation, medical delivery systems, energy exploration, smart grids and telecommunications providers wanting to deploy equipment to remote and nonstandard locations around the world

Achievements and Benchmarks

24U Micro Data Center in April 2009 at the UPTIME Institute’s Green IT Conference in New York City. Industry leaders praised and endorsed the product as being one of the Greenest IT solutions on the market today.

IDC launched its S.P.E.A.R. Micro-Modular Data Center in April 2009 at the UPTIME Institute’s Green IT Conference in New York City. Industry leaders praised and endorsed the product as being one of the Greenest IT solutions on the market today.

In October 2009, IDC launched its 24U C3-S.P.E.A.R with power assisted mobility. The revolutionary product allows one individual to move up to 1,000 pounds of equipment at the push of a button.

In April 2010, the R.A.S.E.R. was named a finalist for Best of Interop – Infrastructure. The Awards recognize the world’s most innovative technologies. That year, IDC was also named a finalist for Innovator of the Year – Startup Company at the Arizona Tech Council’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. This is Arizona’s highest honor for technology innovation.

IDC launched the R.A.S.E.R. HD in 2011. This is its first product directly targeted at the data center market due to its full redundancy capability and the fact that it uses heat exchanger units, which leverage water as the primary cooling strategy. The company hired industry leader GkkWorks to provide testing and validation. IDC believes the R.A.S.E.R. HD will become its highest volume product over time.

In the 4th quarter of 2011, IDC surpassed the first million dollars of revenue as a company. This is an important benchmark as the company is now generating revenue that will fuel future growth in sales throughout the world.

Founded in 2005, IDC is headquartered in Tempe, AZ.

Green Machines

IDC is highly focused on the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of its products when compared to traditional data centers.

We believe that as data demands grow and computing power increases, data center infrastructure will have to become more energy efficient otherwise rising energy costs will make even the smallest data center a losing economic proposition.

While the “green data center” movement is beginning to take hold, it is only a matter of time before the need to change isn’t simply driven by a desire to protect the environment but also driven by the economic reality of rising energy costs.

IDC’s patented closed loop cooling system uses a pre-engineered airflow and cooling built-in that is optimized to efficiently deal with the current and future demands of the world’s most powerful computer equipment

Closed loop cooling confines the hot and cold aisles within the enclosure so that cooling is applied directly to the equipment. This allows companies to manage power consumption, cooling delivery and temperature set points at the rack level. This technology reduces cooling and electrical costs up to 50% vs. a traditional data center.

IDC’ technology offers the lowest cost solution per kilowatt of compute capacity in the marketplace today — as low as $5,000/KW vs. $15,000 to $20,000/KW for a traditional data center.

Our goal is to move the data center industry from being a huge consumer of electricity to being a small consumer of clean energy.

How We Do It

The issues we address relate directly to a convergence of infrastructure and facility pressures stemming from the budgetary realities of enterprises and agencies. Agencies and enterprises do not move nearly as often as in years past when your data center was constructed. Relative computing costs are going down, virtualization is increasing, however, IT budgets are stagnant, unless you are in a robust sector. Even with a robust budget, the challenges of high growth are well handled with our MMDC enclosures.

Our ability to advise your team, manage the project and rapidly deploy an MMDC solution is unparalleled. Your space, time and monetary return on an MMDC investment will be quantifiable and compliant, no matter the sector.

Your physical space competition from adjacent spaces is and will continue to be an issue. Let us show you how to solve that issue now and for the future. Agency space reduction initiatives to reduce data center count, physical space and overall efficiencies, such as PUE are law.

Although your budget has increased to accommodate increased compute power, costs to cool this equipment rises at a higher than proportional rate, because your space is not designed for these very dense loads, which compounds the problem. IDC’s modular design represents the alternative to expensive and wasteful traditional data centers. With an IDC MMDC, you only cool the equipment inside, and, you can place it in non-traditional spaces; saving money, time, energy and increasing preparedness for the next wave of innovation or just moving your equipment.

With IDCs micro-modular data centers, companies can reduce the space required to house existing equipment, grow their capacity at a rate matching their business needs. Whether you need a rack at a time or to develop a single significant space, we can do that at IDC.

Who We Are

Instant Data Centers (IDC) is THE cost-effective alternative to a traditional data center. IDC manufactures Micro-Modular Data Center products. Our engineering paradigm starts at the rack level. Our design automatically secures Information Technology And Communication Systems (ITC/AV) equipment, reduces cooling energy demands via our airflow and closed-loop cooling. One of the aspects our ears especially enjoy is the elimination of noise from the equipment inside our system! We were so focused on the energy, the shippable IT enclosure aspect, that came as an “a-ha” to us!
We reduce or entirely eliminate the need for existing, outdated and expensive physical plant infrastructure while dramatically reducing the power and noise inherent in up flow or down flow ambient-cooled data centers.  We eliminate the inefficiency of cooling non-ITC/AV space and therefore eliminate “hot spots” in the data center. Our MMDC line was conceived of and designed by leading industry experts looking to solve the time, cost, power, cooling, and portability issues that plague traditional data centers.

We are passionate engineers who run data centers. Based on years of data center knowledge, we have engineered a highly efficient solution versus ambient cooling or a co-location model. We built that solution – for your data centers and ours.

Imagine, a silent data center! Yes, we have systems sitting within personal spaces.

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