Modular Data Centers

Going Modular in Iceland to Slash BMW’s Costs, Carbon

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BMW Group says it expects to see dramatic improvements in its energy efficiency and sharp reductions in its carbon emissions by moving 10 clusters of high-performance computing gear from Germany to a Verne Global data center in Iceland that uses free cooling and renewable energy. Read More

IO Gets $90 Million to Advance Modular Data Centers

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Modular data center specialist IO has raised $90 million in equity funding from a group led by New World Ventures, an investment arm of the Pritzker family, the company said today. IO will use the funds to accelerate deployment of its data center modules for customers, and boost its software and hardware development efforts. Read More

IO Receives First-Ever Modular UL Certification

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The IO.Anywhere product portfolio has been awarded the data center industry’s first-ever modular data center safety certification by Underwriters Laboratories, a step that could further boost customer comfort levels with modular form factors. Read More

Goldman Sachs Goes Modular With IO

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Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs will begin using modular data centers to deploy its IT infrastructure, and has partnered with IO to deploy modules across three continents, the companies said today. Read More

In New Jersey, Modules Bloom Along the Turnpike

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One year after opening the world’s largest modular data center in a massive printing plant, IO held an open house this week to show off its progress. In a large hall filled with data center modules housing customer servers, IO executives said the IO New Jersey facility is the first step in a global expansion of the company’s vision for a new way to deploy data center space. Read More

Visualizing the Modular Design Difference

Diversified Agency Services (DAS) recently began a major consolidation of the IT infrastructure supporting more than 100 agencies within the Omnicom family of companies. DAS has created a series of videos documenting its process including one that takes viewers inside the IO Phoenix facility, and illustrates the visual differences between traditional and modular designs. Read More

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