U.K. cooling vendor Excool has launched a prefabricated modular data center product called Excool Space.
Prefabricated data center modules offer a way to expand data center capacity quickly. The vendor usually builds them at a factory and ships them to wherever their customers need them, where they are hooked up to power, chilled water, and network and brought online.
HP’s EcoPOD is a well-known product in the market, and so is the Dell Modular Data Center. eBay is one of the big household-name customers that buy modules from both vendors stuffed with their servers. Microsoft is known to be using Dell's modules to power some of the infrastructure that supports its Bing search engine.
Excool is leveraging its core products, indirect adiabatic and evaporative cooling systems, as a differentiator for its modules. The company claims its cooling systems are more energy efficient than the industry average.
“It (Excool Space) builds on Excool's highly efficient and resilient cooling technology and brings together many years of experience in delivering modular buildings,” Excool International Business Director Paul Inett said in a statement.
German Subsidiary Launched
Excool also launched a German subsidiary called Excool GmbH to serve customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This is its first subsidiary outside of the U.K.