Schneider Electric has announced the availability of prefabricated data centers offering up to 2 megawatts of IT capacity. The company sees modular expansion as a major opportunity, and has been increasing its offerings to target this market. The company introduced 15 new prebricated data center modules as well as 14 data center reference designs.
The new prefab modules deliver IT, power, and/or cooling integrated with best in class components as well as the company’s StruxureWare Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). The modules are scalable in 250kW to 2MW increments, with capacities ranging from 90kW to 1.2 megawatts. They are Uptime Tier II and Tier III compliant, with the goal of being customizable, predictable and easy to deploy for facilities managers looking to optimize and expand.
“Today’s business environment demands data centers that are increasingly more flexible and scalable with an emphasis on deployment speed,” said Kevin Brown, vice president, Data Center Global Offer and Strategy, Schneider Electric. “Prefabricated data centers enable data center managers to maximize the speed of business through rapid installation, easy expansion and improved cash management. This prefabricated approach inherently increases the predictability of the build process, since most of the construction occurs in a factory instead of in the field.”
These prefabricated modules are delivered on-site preconfigured and pre-tested for easy installation with a lead time of 12-16 weeks, depending on project complexity. Schneider said the solution includes a wide range of prefabricated data center reference designs and module configurations, detailed technical documentation, and regional support teams.