Solution Types, Verticals and how the Edge Data Center is used

The Edge Infrastructure from Instant Data Centers (IDC) is a ruggedized, closed loop, closed coupled data center in a box. The Edge Infrastructure from IDC includes patent protected onboard cooling, fire suppression, shock and vibration isolation and standard waterproof containment to keep your IT and power gear safe. We have standard units in a ¼ rack, ½ rack, and full rack sizes. These units can work together or entirely independently.

Each Solution is built as a standard NEMA 12/3R construction with an option to upgrade to NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X. Also known as Type or IP 55, 65 & 66. These systems cool between 4,000 BTUs and 260,000 BTUs of heat in each rack, generally averaging between 8,000 & 20,000 BTUs on most single rack configurations. MSRP ranges between $5,985 & $240,000 on a single rack configuration, with most being around $29,985 MSRP.

Instant Data Centers is the designer and manufacturer of these rack level solutions which allows us to customize to each customer’s needs. We are small enough to customize easily but large enough to keep it affordable for the everyday needs of businesses.

We offer a broad range of standard upgrades including but not limited to; EMI proofing and compliance, Fireproofing and compliance, integration into building management and lock systems, fully customized ingress/egress, built for specific transport needs, shipped fully ready to deploy, made with customized metals like aluminum or hardened steel.

We like to solve problems with a unique approach to bringing the data center closer to where you need it. Below are some of our main verticals.


All Forms

Army, Navy, DoD, NATO, National Guard, Coast Guard, Consulates

Our enclosures are NEMA4, NEMA4x, IP65 & 66 and Division 1 Class 2 in design.
State, Local, Education, Federal & Military are all clients of Instant Data Centers.
Instant Data Centers is experienced with all levels of government.
Our MDCs work great for retrofitting already allocated space without a construction event.

Hardened Mobile Platform

The Ruggedized Spear is built to operate in remote and non-standard locations throughout the world

Natural Resources

Oil, Gas, Construction, Mining

Rugged, Dust Proof, Water Proof, All-in-One

Key Features for this Ruggedized Vertical

All of our products are closed loop cooling. Our rack level enclosures are also direct attached air conditioners or heat exchangers. We carry a total of 7 patents around these technologies and the reason that is important is two things. The cold energy exchange is close to the source, so therefore it loses the least amount of energy in transit. The main reason it’s important for Oil, Gas, Mining & Construction is the amount of debris in the air. Closed loop means there is zero outside air introduced into our systems. Once the doors close the air inside is re-circulating. Dust & any other pollutants in the air are stuck on the outside. Your very expensive servers can now move to where your consumers are without worrying about damaging them.

Our Micro Data Centers are NEMA 4 / IP 66. What this means is they have complete protection from dust, oil and other non-corrosive material. Our enclosures also include protection from powerful jets of water. We frequently use the term “hurricane proof” because one of the big measures is horizontal water penetration testing. We also manufacture in stainless steel when needed to which meets the rating of NEMA 4x. Our air conditioners are also setup in matching NEMA rating.

One of our seven patents focuses on shock and vibration isolation. Each one of our enclosures has built-in shock and vibration isolation. The data racks sit independent of the cabinet on this suspension system. With a suspension system built-in, you can fully rack your equipment wherever you want. Then move it wherever you want. Now a data center construction event is now a shipping and receiving event. Simply rack and stack your gear in a location of choice, where your labor rates are most appropriate, then coordinate the delivery to your final destination. Instant Data Centers has partners that can do this for you as well. We have shipped to 38 countries around the globe and counting.

Rugged, mobile, micro data center

  • Suitable for frequent, rough transportation
  • Reconfigurable to suit survey requirements
  • Reliable in a range of hostile environments

Unique value proposition to clients

  • In-field data processing
  • Complex, resource-hungry routines
  • Real-time data integration

Remote, often rugged, locations

  • Hostile climatic environment
  • Continuous relocation
  • Data-intensive activity

Supercomputer In a Mud Puddle

No Outside Air or Water is Introduced, Feel Confident & Move Your Servers to Where You Need Them Most

Use Case Example:

These are four Instant Data Centers Micro Data Centers 24U”Min Edge” in Stainless Steel NEMA 4x with our Mission Critical Venting option.  These four units were shipped to South East Asia to go to work in a gold mine.  The customer uses them to run unmanned mining equipment and for communication as well.  This particular mine has now a total of 10 Mini Edge (24ru) and 1 Instant Edge (42ru).

The total units cost of ownership is far less than the alternative.  Previous to the Instant Data Centers solution the customer was using a 40′ container solution and running long distance wiring solutions.  The long-distance networking cables are more expensive than an IDC solution.

Event Support

Movie, TV & Film Production, Concerts, Mobile HPC , on-site production,

Drop-in Place, Turnkey

Micro Data Centers for Film, Media and General Media Production.

Instant Data Centers manufacturers Micro Data Centers with onboard closed-loop cooling, shock & vibration protection, security digital and physical and fire suppression. These hardened, indoor and outdoor rack-level enclosures are ideally suited to meet the growing challenges of the entertainment industry.


  • Filmmaking technologies are increasingly complex and costly
  • Supporting professional IT solutions required by 604k digital format cameras and stereoscopic 8k capture
  • Difficult to do on-site “pre-editing” in remote locations
  • Explosive file size growth
  • Increasing bandwidth cost
  • Issues with cloud adoption due to security breaches and pirated versions


  • Enclosures can be deployed to each film location, eliminating need for storage and sat/com truck
  • Protects and actively cools rack equipment
  • Eliminates equipment failures from vibration, dust, moisture and travel
  • Solutions can be moved anywhere
  • Mobile editing allows for real time viewing
  • Encrypted security system and user audit trail

Global Support


Streamlined Logistics


Rapid Deployment


Flexible Platform


Skid, Casters, Self-Propelled


Digital Chain of Evidence


Easy to Use




Enterprise Class Data Storage


More Powerful


Longer Field Operation


Operate Anywhere


Renderblock = A set of video editing IT equipment (servers)

Twice the processing power of the production truck and only 5% the size and 75% less energy consumption.

Rendering and Content Storage Solution


Raised Floor Plenum


Active / Passive Fire Suppression


Self Contained


Redundant Systems


Closed Loop Cooling


Energy Efficient


Quiet (66DB Available)


Physical & Electronic Security


Remote Monitoring


Data Closets, Office Data Center, Nurses Stations, Secure Parking Area

Drop-in Place, Turnkey

Flexible Datacenters

More than a rack. Its an entire datacenter in a box.

Standardize Deployments

Our enclosures are mobile with built-in suspension. Take it with you.

Instant Micro Data Centers wherever you may go, including your office buildings. Why would you spend capital on remodeling space in a building you don’t own? If you are leasing commercial space and need servers on-site.  Why not just rack them in an enclosure that is not a construction event? Convert any closet, office or warehouse space into your own datacenter. Your lease is up, okay unplug it and take it with you to your next location.

Standardize your IT deployments

Your complete IT team doesn’t have to travel to deploy new assets.  Rack, Stack and Configure your gear in the location of your choice, then ship it and plug it in. Small Datacenter builds, and IT operations become a shipping and receiving event.

We have many experienced IT integrators that can configure the entire IT stack for you.  Have the gear arrive completely configured to your choices. We will establish VPNs for you to virtually log into the gear before we even ship.

Our enclosures come in multiple sizes and bay together to create one from many.  Many people compare them to a Lego style building blocks.  Our quarter racks stack on top of one another.  Our full racks can bay together to share cooling.


5G, Cell Tower, Configure where you want and then Deliver
Make it a shipping and receiving event vs a construction event or data center event. Arrive turnkey ready to go.

Emerging markets do not use existing paradigms of digital infrastructure. They are leapfrogging established methods in the same way tradition telecom infrastructure was bypassed by the wireless infrastructure in emerging economies. Micro-modular data centers are rack sized “data center building blocks,” that when paired with generators, eliminate the need to build traditional data center footprint while adding the advantage of mobility, standardization, and instant deployment capabilities.

In North America phone booths are were a normal thing, now they are almost a thing of the past.  The latest generations may not know what one even looks like.  In a lot of countries, they never had a phone booth.  In those same countries their economies may have picked up, but now there is no reason to bury the copper wire needed to make a phone booth.

Change the paradigm and think what you could do without wires.  Use our enclosure to come up with the next world-changing technologies.  We make the best Mobile Ruggedized Data Center on a rack level.  Create the solution with a fundamentally different approach.

We are at the age of cell phones, 4g and now 5g.  To make those networks work, we need to have infrastructure somewhere.  Instant Data Centers allows you to put IT Infrastructure wherever you need it.  There is no reason to dig up an entire town to bury some cables to connect.  You can put our small data center close to the edge and use wireless technology to provide users with a better experience.

Instant Data Centers’ mobile enclosures add a new, cost-effective tool that brings flexibility, control, and security to business continuity planning while eliminating high transportation costs.

Micro-Modular Data Center (MMDC) units function as a highly mobile and secure platform for IT disaster recovery applications.

Logistics are key components of business continuity planning. Moving primary and backup equipment and data to and from an affected site is costly and time-consuming. The high cost of timely and secure transportation continues to adversely affect the ability of businesses to protect and secure their equipment and data.

SMB and enterprise can readily move their entire data center or selected critical hardware to a hot site or any other location with power. Once moved, users can immediately resume accessing data either locally or remotely with minimal business disruption. This approach to disaster recovery increases functionality and reliability while reducing time and cost.

Questions? We Have Answers.

We outfit IT Closets, Telecom Shelters and pretty much anything in a 19” footprint. Our enclosures are outdoor rated, NEMA 4 IP66 as well as NEMA 4x. Being ruggedized as well as closed-loop air flow which seals the internal air from external dust and particulates allows these units to be placed just about anywhere.

The edge becomes anywhere you can get power and a flat piece of ground. We customize just about ever enclosure, so questions are an everyday thing. We suggest you contact us sooner than later and we can help you plan.

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