Datapod: Modular Data Center Blog

Datapod Low-Profile PROJECTPOD enables fly-in deployment anywhere in the world

Posted by Datapod on Jan 28, 2016 11:36:56 AM

Canberra, January 28, 2016:
 Modular data center manufacturer Datapod has released a low-profile single module 'all-in-one' system that can be flown to it's deployment site in the ubiquitous 'Herc'.  The Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules is the most commonly used logistics transport aircraft in the world, in use with the UN, and most western governments/armed forces.  

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Topics: Data center design, Data Center Industry


Posted by Adam Smith on Jan 28, 2016 10:23:20 AM

Designing a data center can be difficult - few people ever get to do this because for most organizations it's a once in 10 years requirement.   In the past, when every server room, computer room or data center was unique, this was a difficult proposition.  You needed to have or have access to a wide range of skills, not just around the IT requirement but a full multi-disciplinary spectrum including engineering (power, cooling, civil), project management, and of course financial skills.  It's quite likely that the one-time engineered facility designed and built for your needs shared some characteristics with other facilities, but was essentially unique, a one-time engineered facility with all the unique problems, costs and delays that come with it.

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Topics: data center

Five more reasons to deploy a modular data center

Posted by Gordon Watson on Oct 21, 2015 5:42:40 PM

There are many benefits of a modular data center system and here are five more reasons to deploy a modular data center system.

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Topics: modular data center

Preparing a data center tender: Proximity, power an tier certification

Posted by Gordon Watson on Oct 9, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Many organisations are still stuck in the old paradigm when preparing a data center tender, not knowing the industry has moved significantly since the last time they went to tender, and in some cases not knowing what new technologies are available and how that would actually better suit their organisation’s needs.

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Topics: data center, Data center design

Data center remote access in a modular system

Posted by Gordon Watson on Oct 8, 2015 4:37:00 PM

The days of having to walk around the data center floor taking temperature readings and identifying the status of systems are long gone.

Instead, with ever-increasing data center size and complexity, data center managers and IT professionals require remote management solutions that enable them to quickly and effectively access servers, networking devices, and other mission-critical equipment. 

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Topics: Datapod data center capability, Data center design

Data Center Right Sizing – The answer to a common data center problem

Posted by Gordon Watson on Sep 28, 2015 4:11:00 PM

The enterprise IT landscape has to be able to adapt to changing business needs and whether you need a server room or data center for a new site, a refurbishment or a temporary facility, the challenge is always the same – data center right-sizing.

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Topics: Data center design

Server room solutions inside modular and containerized data centers

Posted by Gordon Watson on Sep 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Datapod has provided server room solutions as part of a containerized ‘data center in a box’ solution or as a fully integrated modular data center system in since 2007.

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Topics: modular data center, Server Room

Tier Data Center: Datapod work with organisations to achieve certification

Posted by Adam Smith on Sep 10, 2015 10:58:00 AM

The Datapod modular data center system is designed to enable whichever level of resilience is required by the customer, ensuring mission-critical IT can be configured to be operational at a Tier level appropriate to the business and the mission, even providing up to Tier IV data center fault tolerance if required.

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Topics: Data center design, Tier Data Center

When lightning strikes: How to reduce data centre downtime

Posted by Gordon Watson on Sep 7, 2015 3:09:00 PM

The recent lightning strikes that caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose data and restore some information highlights the importance to anticipate and manage critical data centre assets.

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Topics: data center, data center redundancy, Data center design

Modular data hall provides turnkey solution

Posted by Gordon Watson on Aug 25, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Modular data center solutions are renowned for providing a turnkey data hall solution within a short time frame.

As a leading specialist, Datapod’s scope of work includes the supply and installation of a pre-configured data center solution including the detailed design, manufacture, supply, installation, co-ordination, testing, commissioning and maintenance of the system and associated services.

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Topics: Fire suppression, Data hall