Emerson Offers Data Center Container
June 15th, 2010 By: Rich Miller
A growing number of companies are beginning to offer data center container products. One of the new entries is Emerson Network Power, which is conducting a road show of European cities featuring a 40-foot container product.
The containers are being featured by Knuerr, the German-based enclosure and cooling business owned by Emerson. The container is featuring Knuerr Miracel Racks, Liebert CRV in-row cooling products, and Liebert APM (Adaptive Power Module) UPS systems.
The European tour started May 19 in Vienna and hit Paris, Frankfurt and Madrid before wrapping up this week in Barcelona. Here’s a video overview of the Emerson container offering:
I think it’s great that there are new entrants to the market. The biggest issue continues to be where to put them. There are a handful of single tenant facilities which is great for them but not for the market. Is anyone working on a box dock or marina?
JeffPosted June 16th, 2010
Is this really a container product, so much as it’s a suite of Emerson products inside a container?
From a density perspective, the container they are featuring only has a handful of compute racks (eight) so unless they are going to offer an extremely high density (say 50kw/rack or more) it doesn’t seem like this container is even in the same realm as what’s been planned by others. Just for comparison, the SGI 40′ container is spec’d at 16 compute racks with 45KW per rack, although the power conditioning would need to be provided elsewhere.
Do we need to start studying up on a new data center metric, the “Cores per container” or maybe “watts per container linear foot” ? Or maybe just skip to the end and say “teraflops per metric tonne”…
JurajPosted September 21st, 2010
How many % of the existing data centers work with 45-50kW per rack? It is too risky and imagine the wiring for 45kW power installed. It absoolutely doesn’t make sense even from maintenance point of view…..