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For many organizations, capital expenditures have been on hold for
quite some time. In some cases, critical data center assets are
squeezed into older data centers unable to handle increased power
loads of as much as 10 kW per rack. With time of the essence, some
data center operators are looking for quick ways to expand capacity
without going through the traditional design/build process with
significant engineering design costs.
One consideration for going forward is the use of recently available
PODs or modular data center solutions. Sometimes called a
PODs can reduce the time to prepare for IT deployments.
This issue of the PTS Data Center Solutions e-newsletter focuses on
modular data center design and POD solutions. Both the PTS Story, Modularity - The Future of
the Data Center and the Solution Showcase focuses upon
modular and containerized data center solutions and design concepts.
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Story: Modularity - The Future of the Data Center?
economy, it's not a surprise many data center operators have held off
on upgrades and expansions. Operators are clearly in need of cheaper,
faster solutions to replace aging facility infrastructures that are
no longer equipped to support increasing power per cabinet
requirements, as well as increasing cooling requirements.
trend in the data center design & build space is the deployment
of modular data center elements (PODs). PODs can be standalone
containers or designs, which include smaller space allocations with
shared facility infrastructure for both the new space, as well as
additional spaces as the need arises down the road.
data center design and containerized or modular data center
solutions, the need to plan expansion for 3+ years out is eliminated
and the traditional need to overbuild for growth is no longer
You Go Modular?
the concept of data center modularity, decision makers should
carefully assess the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. A
major advantage of modular data center design is the environment for
the hardware can be addressed incrementally. However, if you are
planning to expand again within 12 months, this may not be
A modularized data
center build-out is akin to constructing the facility with building
blocks. Meanwhile, the containerized approach is a
"data-center-in-a-box", a prefabricated, fully installed,
pretested, and ready for action data center (other than tying into
the backup power and cooling system).
About Modular Design
designs, the data center itself consists of an IT room and is
serviced by facility supporting infrastructure (i.e., UPS, cooling,
power distribution) adjacent to the IT computer room. Designers then
overbuild the supporting infrastructure room by estimating the
expected mid-term growth of the demand.
designing and building a POD design from scratch, it may make sense
to purchase a containerized solution. In doing so, capital and
operating costs can be lowered and the deployment time frame can be
cut down from one year or more to a few weeks.
come in various sizes from a number of qualified manufacturers. Check
out the Solution
Showcase to learn more about PTS recommended solutions.
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Read Larry Davis'
Article on Modularity
as the Future of the Data Center
Showcase: Modular & Containerized Data Center Solutions
has extensive experience in designing modular and containerized data
center solutions to meet unique design criteria and business
requirements. PTS understands what problems each of the modular
solutions on the market solve and how scalable solutions are best
applied with your power & cooling plant infrastructure, as well
as how to design and engineer supporting infrastructure around a
modular or containerized data center roll-out.
PTS recommends various solutions to meet modular, mobile data center
or computer room solutions. Each provides specific capabilities to
match enterprise requirements.
BladeRoom Modular Data
BladeRoom is a
highly energy efficient modular data center system, providing a
scalable method of quickly developing a data center with an extremely
low, proven PUE. Built entirely in the factory and requiring minimal work on site, a BladeRoom
Modular Data Center System can be up and running in a fraction of the
time it takes for a traditional build.
System can be rapidly procured, delivered, and operational. It is
ideal to create any sized data center and benefits from low
operational costs with a highly efficient data center cooling system.
Solutions Micro-Modular Data Centers
Mobile Solutions has pioneered the development of self-contained,
high-density, cost-effective, and energy efficient Micro-Modular Data
Centers. Built at the rack level with onboard cooling, security, and fire suppression,
these data centers fully replicate the functions of a traditional
data center without the costly infrastructure, raised floors, big
iron, and massive air conditioning units.
are vendor neutral with industry standard 19" racks that can
accommodate the world's most high-tech equipment including: powerful
blade or racked servers, networking storage (NAS), storage area
networks (SANs), wi-fi, wi-max, 4G wireless and satellite (SATCOM).
Emerson Network Power
Smart Solutions Infrastructure Solutions
balancing data center best practices for capacity, space utilization,
availability, and efficiency has been difficult without making
sacrifices. That's why Emerson Network Power developed the Smart
Solutions family of data center infrastructure offerings.
Each Smart Solutions offering
addresses data center management needs with rapidly deployable
solutions that cost-effectively add data center capacity, improve IT
control, and increase efficiency to balance the most common data
center objectives. These solutions contain the industry's leading
power, cooling, and management systems to achieve efficiency (without
compromise) in IT environments of all sizes.
include the SmartRow, SmartAisle, SmartDesign, and SmartMod
Unlike poured-in-place concrete vaults, Firelock vaults
are constructed from individual panels, filled with a heat-resistant
ceramic material, and are lightweight, movable, and expandable. When
combined with current high density storage systems, Firelock vaults
offer extremely high space efficiency and a considerable cost advantage
per cubic foot of storage.
been in business for over two decades, and during that time has
installed over 1,200 vaults around the world. In the United States
there are vaults in 44 of the 50 states, as well as Europe,
Scandinavia, South America, Africa, Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong
Kong. Because of this broad experience, Firelock knows how to build a
vault that will provide clients with maximum protection today and
have the flexibility to grow with them over time.
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recommendations for Modular & Containerized Data Center Solutions.
Education & White Papers
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new PTS Media Library!
We're sure there will be some interesting content for your reading
pleasure. For up-to-the-minute educational information don't forget
to check out the PTS Blog - Data
Center Design, consider joining the LinkedIn Computer
Room Design Group, or visit our Data Center Design
Channel on YouTube.
CASE STUDY: Douglas
Elliman A-V Implementation
PTS Data Center Solutions provided Douglas Elliman Real
Estate with a state-of-the-art Digital Signage and Video Wall
Solution to showcase properties available through the Douglass
Elliman brokerage group. Download
Projects: Growth Model by Schneider Electric
Data center facilities may very well have a lifetime
that spans many generations of IT equipment, especially at the rate
today's technology evolves. This makes capacity planning critical for
avoiding unnecessary costs and maximizing the effectiveness of your technology
investments - now and in the future. This critical white paper shows
how you can formulate an effective growth model and capacity plan for
your data center or network room. Download
Wireless LANs Work Reliably and Cost-Effectively by Ruckus Wireless
of enterprise and independent hotspots at hotels, stores,
transportation centers, and other public venues are often frustrated
by the limitations of wireless consumer products or other enterprise
solutions with inadequate support for multimedia. These companies
need an affordable, easy-to-use alternative that is still robust and
scalable enough to extend the reach of their wireless LANs, support
existing and next generation multimedia-rich digital content and
services, and provide reliable and predictable wi-fi performance. Download
Petrino, Vice President for PTS, Selected as a VP for the NY Metro
Chapter of AFCOM
PTS is happy to
announce Mike Petrino was selected amongst several candidates to join
the board of the NY Metro Chapter of AFCOM. Mike is very active with
AFCOM in the New York area as well as at the national level. In the
past, he has presented at the Data Center World
international conference, which draws thousands of AFCOM members each
Graham, Senior Data Center Solutions Professional, Elected to Board
of Directors, AFCOM Midlantic Chapter
PTS is pleased to announce Andrew Graham was elected to the Board of
Directors for the Midlantic Chapter of
AFCOM. Andrew has been extremely active in this chapter, has
spoken at its annual joint event (with NY Metro Chapter) in Atlantic
City, as well as participating in other chapter events.
Both Mike and
Andrew plan to have active roles in shaping the direction of their
respective AFCOM chapters and look forward to providing unique
perspectives on the best ways to deliver 24x7 data center operations.
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