Datapod: Modular Data Center Blog

Multi-year deal sees Datapod deployed globally for resources giant

Posted by Adam Smith on Feb 22, 2018 10:11:12 AM

Datapod recently signed a 5 year deal with a major resources company that will see the Datapod system deployed globally in a variety of climatic regions and a range of sizes and densities - all based on the standardized Datapod architecture.  Factory-built systems will be rolled out from July 2018 to sites across Australia, and globally from the following year.  Competition from manufacturers around the world fell away as the customer's stringent technical and safety demands became apparent.  Datapod's proven track record in the resource sector as well as our >1500 days without LTI safety record were key factors in our selection, according to Managing Director Scott Carr.  "You can't operate for nearly 5 years without incident unless safety is embedded in the culture of the company".  

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Topics: modular data center, containerized data center, Data center design, Data Center Industry, Server Room

Single Module 'Projectpod' systems discontinued as customers preference multi-module systems

Posted by Adam Smith on Sep 14, 2017 12:25:20 PM

With customers increasingly opting for the flexibility of a scalable architecture Datapod have decided to withdraw from sale the single module 'Projectpod' systems.  Whilst the non-scalable Projectpod's met a certain niche requirement where a small number of low-density racks was required, they came with limitations that restricted their application.  Some customers found the lack of space a restriction where building code approvals were required for permanent deployments.  The lack of a spacious pre-conditioned work zone separate from the datahall was also missed by customers who had experience of both the scalable and non-scalable systems.

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Datapod delivers complete datacenter including all site infrastructure to remote locations by air

Posted by Adam Smith on Jun 13, 2017 1:36:25 PM

Datapod has completed the delivery of a multi-module end-to-end facility including chillers, generators, main boards, fire suppression and a highly configured datahall to a remote, hazardous location by air, using An-124 and C-17a heavy lift aircraft.  Achieving certification for air-transport was a significant milestone for Datapod as the requirements incorporated in the relevant national air transport standards present significant engineering hurdles that had to be overcome.  Re-engineering the Datapod modules for airfreight, including being capable of withstanding up to 6G forces required a complete review of every component.  For information on how the Datapod system could meet your mission requirements contact us through


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Topics: Data Center Industry

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