Modular Data Centers

OVH Deploys “Container Cube” Data Center


French hosting firm OVH has opened a new data center in Strasbourg, France that recreates many elements of its innovative “cube” design using stacks of shipping containers housing servers. The facility features 12 containers, which are stacked three-high in two rows.  Read More

Closer Look: Schneider Electric Modules


As part of the Uptime Institute’s “Modular Campus,” Schneider Electric brought a 50,000-pound pre-manufactured power facility module to Santa Clara Convention Center for event attendees to see and experience the modular unit. Video walk-through of the power module. Read More

Modular Monday: Closer Look at 4 Offerings


The Data Center Knowledge staff conducted video overviews and walk-throughs of each of the four pre-fabricated modular data centers on display at The Uptime Symposium last week, including products from Active Power, IO, Digital Realty and Schneider Electric. Read More

Uptime: Modular Design Offers CapEx Savings

John Stanley

Are modular data centers cheaper to deploy than traditional raised-floor data center space? Usually. But it’s complicated. That’s the verdict from 451 Research which studies the economics of modular designs and detailed its findings this week at the Uptime Symposium. Read More

IO Partner Network Extends Modular Vision

A row of IO Anywhere data center modules at the IO Phoenix facility.

IO is forming a network of colocation providers that will use its IO.Anywhere modular data centers to expand their data center capacity. The first partner in the program is FORTRUST, a colocation and disaster recovery specialist in the Denver region. Read More

The Modular Data Center Conundrum

The term “modular” is so frequently used in today’s data center industry that it can often be confusing for customers to decipher which application best suits their needs. These solutions, no matter how tenuously their relationship to modularity, are the products of organizations’ growing need to add data center capacity. This means that customers must frequently accept solutions that only partially address their requirements. Read More

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