Modular Data Centers

AST Deploys Micro-Modular Data Center In Haiti

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AST Modular, the Spanish modular data center player, is deploying micro-modular data centers in Haiti through IT service provider DMS International. The companies announced successful delivery of one of AST’s Private Cloud Box (PCB) units. It’s an interesting example of using modular/portable technology in disaster areas and/or emerging economies. Read More

World Bank Unit Invests in Modular Infrastructure

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Factory-built data centers are gaining traction as a tool for bringing IT operations to emerging markets. A unit of the World Bank said today that it will invest in Flexenclosure, a provider of modular data centers, in hopes of accelerating wireless phone access in parts of Asia and Africa. Read More

Uptime: Flash Storage is Top Data Center Disruptor

Andy Lawrence, who leads the data center technologies and the Eco-Efficient IT research practices at 451 Research, mentioned the chief claims of modular vendors as speed of deployment, lower costs, better reliability and efficiencies.

Which new technologies will genuinely gain traction in the data center industry? 451 Research sees Flash storage as the leading disruptive force, according to an analysis released at this week’s Uptime Symposium. The technology we’re least likely to see? Onsite clean power generation. Read More

The Azure Cloud, Exposed to the Azure Sky

More Microsoft servers are coming to Iowa.

The Microsoft data center campus in Quincy, Washington illustrates the evolution of data center design from huge concrete shells to compact modules sitting outdoors on a slab. Data centers have become glamorous, but the Quincy campus is at the forefront of a new minimalist approach offering one vision of the way of the future, and the way of the cloud. Read More

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