Datapod: The Next Evolution of Containers?
September 14th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
Australian infrastructure company Datapod has developed a system of modular container components that allow companies to quickly deploy data centers to fit their available space and power. Datapod recently announced a partnership with APC by Schneider that will offer clients the ability to integrate Datapods with APC’s InfraStruXure data center architecture, Hot Aisle Containment System and InRow Cooling solutions. “We can make the best use of your available space and power,” says Scott Carr, Managing Director of Datapod, who calls it “the ultimate data center.” Gordon Makryllos of APC by Schneider describes it as “the next evolution of containerized data centers.” Datapod and APC are targeting the Asia/Pacific region as the initial focus of their initiative, but may expand it to other regions in the future. This video, which includes a demonstration of a Datapod’s assembly, runs about 4 minutes.
The containers range up to a 20-foot shipping container, and can include both all-in-one containers with both IT and infrastructure equipment, or specialized modules which can include “entrypods” that serve as access control man-trap systems or “utilitypods” holding generators and fuel tanks.