Tencent’s Micro Modular Data

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Tencent’s micro modular data adopts innovative cooling and power supply solutions. They do not use raised floor cooling that is popular in traditional data centers. Instead, they combine in-row cooling and cold aisle containment technology for reducing cooling power consumption and cost. Tencent’s Pingshan micro modular data center is used for rapid deployment and high levels of energy efficiency. As of 2014, it is the largest micro modular data center that has been jointly built with telecommunications partners. In this project, ZTE communications, a global ICT service provider whose headquarters is in Shenzhen, was the main contractor. Tencent participated in the construction of the data center as a partner and formulated standards and regulations for relevant technologies. Micro data centers have seen increasingly wide applications both in China and around the world. International internet players like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo use micro modular technology to build their own data centers. Domestic ICT providers like Huawei, ZTE communications, Inspur, and C-Cube have their own micro modular data center solutions.

There are good reasons to have micro modular data centers. One reason is that some of them can be deployed quickly. Some of these modular and containerized data center solutions can be deployed rapidly and in line with a typical IT planning schedule. Another reason to use micro modular data centers is that they are scalable. A company has to be careful because even though power and cooling support scalability, utility feed, switchgear, and a central cooling plant are not scalable. Micro modular data centers are also highly efficient. Modular and scalable architecture allows people to manage the optimal efficiency and efficient capacity as needed. The majority of modular solutions also are highly efficient to go along with cooling solutions that eliminate air mixing.

Another reason to get a modular data center is that they can reduce CAPEX requirements. Since they are modular and scalable movable assets, they can be financed which get rid of the need to come up with a large CAPEX investment to meet data center capacity requirements. The other added benefit of the financing is these assets may be depreciated over a quicker amount of time than a CAPEX construction investment. Modular and containerized data solutions can be developed with repeatable standards. A lot of businesses have had trouble with having such a diverse portfolio of data center real estate that has made it difficult to create repeatable standards for power, cooling, cabling, and physical security infrastructure. Structural security is the last reason to get a modular data center. Modular data centers can provide a higher level of structural security. Some data centers meet unique design criteria and the needs of a business. They meet the needs of scalability, power and cooling plant infrastructure, and designing and engineer supporting infrastructure around a modular or containerized data center rollout.

Micro modular data centers also have benefits. Modular data centers replicate the traits of a traditional “brick and mortar” data while offering drastic savings. The savings they offer are: capital savings from fifty to eighty percent for the construction of new data centers or data center retrofits. They also lower the costs of cooling and electricity up to fifty percent and lowers operational costs from forty-to sixty-five percent. A rapid deployment that allows businesses to have a total turnkey solution, takes place in weeks instead of months or years. Scalability, that provides businesses with the building blocks and computing capacity as needed in a timely and pay-as-you-go manner.
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One type of this kind of data center is the R.A.S.E.R. It stands for relocatable adaptive suspension equipment rack. R.A.S.E.R. is a full-height vendor neutral, high-density, self-contained data center enclosure . Customers can add units or groups of units as their needs grow to provide a perfectly scalable and cost-effective IT solution. S.P.E.A.R. stands for self propelled electronic armored rack. It is a hardened and self-contained micro-modular data center. It is designed for agile, high-density, applications where mobility, shielding, environmental protection, and disaster tolerance are very important. Customers may order a lot of choices like on board power conditioning, remote monitoring, and integrated WI-FI. This small, yet powerful data center can be installed, sealed all of the way, and connected for a great variety of indoor and outdoor computing scenarios. The C to the third power Spear is a 24 U enclosure that provides 25 KW and up to 6 KW of closed loop cooling directly to the equipment. The self-propelled feature creates a stable platform in which a user can move up to 1,000 pounds of rack-mounted electronic equipment.

Micro modular data centers provide the ability to build and place data centers in any location that a business needs one. The location can be a disaster area and/or a location with extreme temperatures like very cold or extremely hot weather. These data centers are ideal for any location and will continue to be liked by many businesses for years to come.