Closer Look: Container Colo in Silicon Valley

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Veteran data center developer Pelio & Associates recently announced plans for a facility in Silicon Valley that will house modular data centers. The facility is a prototype of “container colo” buildings optimized for rapid deployment of IT capacity. In this video, Jon Shank of Pelio & Associates describes the company’s vision for the facility in Santa Clara, Calif. and the factors that led to this approach. This video runs about 9 minutes.

The 24,000 square foot building can house up to 23 containers for customers seeking to rapidly deploy capacity. Pelio has developed a number of data centers in Santa Clara, and partnered with Digital Realty Trust on several more. A container center requires less infrastructure than a traditional wholesale data center. Pelio says the facility will provide space, power, connectivity and chilled water for cooling through docking stations around the perimeter of the container area.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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