Micro Modular Data Centers

A micro modular data center is a self-contained, secure computing network that includes all the storage, processing, and networking that is needed to run the customer’s application. Those centers are built and tested in a factory environment. Then they are shipped in a single enclosure that includes all the power, cooling, security, and associated management tools. The business Schneider Electric believes that micro data centers that are made of 1-10 IT racks are very necessary when it comes to serving an emerging data center market. They serve data center markets that are looking for resolutions that are quick to deploy and are appropriate for a great variety of applications that are in need of low latency and/or high bandwidth. The general idea is that a micro data center can come in a lot of different sizes and form factors and they can be used in office environments or outdoor applications. Micro modular data centers have evolved over the years also.

A data center is also the physical location that is used to store house computer systems and the components that go with it, such as telecommunications and storage systems. They consist of backup supplies, redundant data communications connections, in room environmental conditions. The environmental conditions include keeping a room cool, suppressing a fire in it, and security. The largest data centers are industrial scale operations, that use up as much energy as a small town does.

Modular data centers house a full complement of server, storage networking, and environmental conditions. Their size also continues to decrease. Containerized data centers set up local computing resources when building a data center or leasing space in a collocation like an oil tanker is not practical. A typical container-based data houses dozens of physical servers and thousands of virtual machines within a 40-foot shipping container. Smaller micro-modular or micro data center designs enable deployments in more remote locations. These containers house fewer than ten servers and under a hundred virtual machines within a single 19-inch rack assembly.

Similar to their full-container size brethren, micro data centers include an internal fire suppression system and protection from floods and humidity. They also include locks and biometric security to guard against theft and vandalism and a complete redundant cooling system and electromagnetic shields to protect nearby electronic equipment. Everything is powered by three phases of power that comes from nearby utility company or generators that are not part of the data center. The tough data center kits are ideal for small amounts of time or long-term stays in areas where there is really nothing areas that could also contain harm, or insecure locations. They may include areas that are ravaged by very bad weather, battles between disputing countries, and more. Monitoring from an outside location assists IT administrators with keeping their centers operational while they are not there.

Even though micro mobile data centers may be deployed in a place where a data center building already is to perform tasks like supporting a business while their data center during the process of remodeling, they are different from converged infrastructure platforms and fix a different set of issues.