Closer Look: Container Colo in Silicon Valley
February 28th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
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.