Modular Data Centers

Microsoft Data Center Design Evolves In Iowa

Microsoft says a new design for the second phase of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa is an evolution of the company’s modular data center design, and not spurred by challenges with the first phase of the facility. The nearly complete West Des Moines data center showcases Microsoft’s… Read More

DCK Guide To Modular Data Centers

The Data Center Knowledge Guide to Modular Data Centers provides an overview of the modular market, reviews products and providers, and examines the due diligence process when selecting a modular product or provider. Read More

Video Overview: AST’s Free Cooling Module


AST Modular recently helped a data center customer in Sydney, Australia expand its capacity with a double-decker containerized solution that added 17 racks cooled by outside air. Here’s a video overview of their module and how it works. Read More

James Bond Meets the Modular Data Center

An illustration of the airflow and cooling system for the MDC Stockhold module. The blue arrows indicate cold area, and the red arrows are warm air.

Jon Karlung is known as the visionary behind the “James Bond Villain” data center – the former nuclear bunker beneath Stockholm. Now Karlung is seeking to bring the same sense of futuristic flair to modular data centers.
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Dell Modular Data Center Powering Bing Maps


Dell and Microsoft have developed a modular data center to server as a dedicated imagery processing site for Bing Maps, located on the grounds of a Microsoft facility in Boulder, Colorado. The module uses fresh air and evaporative cooling to deliver an unusually low Power Usage Effectiveness, Dell said. Read More

HP Unveils Updated EcoPOD Modular Design

A look inside one of HP's latest designs for its Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD). Airbus just deployed two PODs for a supercomputing cluster in Europe.

HP has unveiled an updated version of its modular Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD), expanding its capacity with a “double-wide” design that joins two 40-foot containers. The new EcoPOD can use outside air to cool up to 44 racks of servers. Read More

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