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Technological and economic factors drive data center industry

A combination of technological, economic and market factors have created an environment for unprecedented disruptive change and has created a ‘perfect storm’ where data centers need to be engineered and constructed in a fundamentally different way.

The new way is the creation of standardised modular data centers and this fundamental change is not a fad: rather a pathway to achieve better outcomes with fewer resources.

Datapod is at the forefront of this fundamental change and a leading provider of Data Center 2.0 (DC2.0) technology. The Datapod data center system is an innovative modular data center providing a complete site infrastructure solution as well as class-leading performance and efficiency.

The explosion of data generated and used by corporations, organisations, and individuals today places increasing demands on data centers, from space constraints to power usage, cooling loads, and physical security with many CIO’s questioned on the ability of their organisation to meet demands into the short and medium term.

The recent Datapod white paper provides an industry snapshot of how Data Center 2.0 modular Datapod technology can not only meet, but exceed the needs of customers into the medium and longer term through a standardised and scalable approach.

According to the Datacenter Dynamics 2012 Global Census, there has been a 63% growth in global data center power requirements causing most companies to prioritise the more efficient management of power and cooling costs. 

About 40% of IT executives surveyed say that their organisations have taken steps toward making their data centers greener, and another 40% surveyed say they would like to go in this direction.

Datapod Director Adam Smith believes the data center industry has entered a period where modular data center solutions are becoming the ‘new normal’.

Mr Smith points to the Gartner Hype Cycle (see diagram 1.1) where he believes the Data Center 2.0 is now entering the ‘Plateau of Productivity’.

Mr Smith said, “The establishment of reference customers, factory tours and a growing body of evidence is providing customers with reliable and tangible data on which to base their future data center investment decisions.”

In addition to Mr Smith’s comments, the Datacenter Dynamics 2012 Global Census indicated, more than half of IT executives said they were actively considering or moving forward with server consolidation, blade deployment, virtualisation and outsourcing servers/storage, and installing more energy efficient equipment.

Enter the Datapod System and the innovative modular Data Center 2.0 approaches.

For more download the Datapod white paper.

Datapod White Paper Key Take Outs

  • Don’t delay adopting modular data center technology, the ‘perfect storm’ has arrived and market acceptance is increasing rapidly across all sectors.
  • The benefits of standardised components is de-risking investment, driving down CAPEX and OPEX and delivering better environmental outcomes.
  • Datapod has developed into a leading global provider of modular Data Center 2.0 technology with factories in Australia and global assembly networks, Datapod can deployed to most urban or remote locations on the planet.