Any big enterprise will face constraints in scaling up or deploying a new data center, no matter how sound their infrastructure, or deep their pockets. This is because of the rapid growth of businesses, or the change in data requirements, as markets and competition change. With limited time and other ancillary resources, it is quite difficult for the IT team to set up such an advanced business tool. However, a quick (and practical!) solution comes in the form of Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities (CMDF) that are almost akin to a plug and play model of a data center.

Modular data centerTo be more specific, CMDF are developed from flexible and modular building blocks that are “easily” deployable and require lesser infrastructural support. They require only power and basic supporting facilities and the cost involved is significantly lower than what enterprises may have to shell out for creating a new facility from scratch. Just think about the time it takes to build a data center facility from ground up; a CMDF strategy could be a sensible alternative . These modular facilities have been optimized to provide quite reasonable and cost effective storage and data management solutions for big or small enterprises. The major benefits of CMDF units include:

·         Faster service deployment

·         Reduced initial and operational costs

·         Improved scalability of existing data centers

·         Ability to replace legacy systems without much complexity

Is a modular solution in your data center’s future?

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.