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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


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

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

5 Differences Between Modular and Traditional Data Centers

Posted by Adam Smith on Jul 24, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Advantages of modular data center Data center technology is at the center of the mobile, cloud, information and social media economy. 

We know the data center is a location housing servers and communication systems enabling businesses to run websites, cloud based software and other information and bandwidth rich systems.

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Topics: Data center infrastructure, Datapod data center capability, Data center design

Data center needs of public utilities

Posted by Adam Smith on Jul 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Power companies, gas and water utilities rely increasingly on services arranged in "smart grids." Advanced metering and service distribution around the grid can generate huge amounts of data. Once the data processing system is fully developed utilities will be able to receive and apply information with an unprecedented level of detail. The availability of this detailed information will profoundly affect the relationship between utilities and their consumers.

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Topics: Data Center Industry

Datapod data center energy efficiency and free cooling

Posted by Adam Smith on Apr 20, 2015 8:42:00 AM

This article on data center free cooling is a follow up to ENERGY EFFICIENT DATA CENTER: KEY FACTORS IN MODULAR EFFICIENCY published early this month on the Datapod Blog.

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Topics: modular data center, Efficient green data centers

Modular Data Center Solution for High Performance and Supercomputing

Posted by Adam Smith on Mar 2, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Supercomputing needs a super solution

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Topics: high performance data center, Supercomputing

Fire prevention and suppression inherent in data center design

Posted by Adam Smith on Feb 6, 2015 10:32:00 AM

A recent arson scare in Denmark has reminded data center and facilities managers around the world of the importance of fire suppression and fire proofing in data center design.

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Topics: data center safety, Data center design, award winning data center, Fire suppression