This week we've been looking at the evolution of modular data centers, as leading players in the data center field develop custom units that build upon the advantages of the container form factor. The latest company to roll out a new modular offering is Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS),which is introducing a streamlined modular data center unit that offers expandable capacity and multiple power and cooling options. The modules are built at Dell, and can be fully operational "within 30 days of site readiness," the company says. Modules are available in either a 6-rack or 12-rack configuration, with up to 756U of server capacity in the 12-rack unit. Cooling is delivered through a module that attaches to the top of the racks, and users have the choice of using chilled water, outside air or evaporative cooling. In this video, Ty Schmitt, the Lead Architect for Modular Infrastructure at DCS, provides an overview of the new Dell DCS Modular Data Center System.
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