The Future is Prefab

Prefabricated modular data centres are the future of data centres offering improved PUE, quick deployment, rapid time-to-market and allowing savvy businesses to add capacity affordably.

They provide a ‘Building block benefit’ of being able to simply add another block when you need to, helping to meet a key challenge in the market; the ability to respond to unprecedented surges in growth in a more efficient manner than ever before.

Historically businesses have either had to deploy capacity before it is needed —creating risk and stranding capital— or constantly be a step behind their capacity requirements further limiting growth.

Tailored and Cost Effective

With modular data centres, the individual components and building processes are standardised. In addition to reduced capital expenditure, modular data centre solutions are designed with lower operating costs per rack.

Another added cost-related advantage is the tax benefit, as the modular centre can be classified as equipment rather than a fixed asset, so companies can allocate equipment-based depreciation on their investment.

90% of our data has been created in the last two years, and a recent IDC report found that our global data storage needs are expected to grow from 33 zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025*.

That’s vastly more traffic than current data centres and clouds can handle, creating the so-called ‘data gap’. The challenges to design, deploy and scale the facilities to manage this and deliver quality services are huge. 

Modular data centre solutions represent one approach designed to increase installation and operating efficiencies of data centre hardware infrastructure – enabling businesses to future proof sudden technology changes and market demand opportunities. 

The accelerated deployment benifit of pre-fabricated modular data centres provides rapidly scalable solutions capable of supporting 1 to 10MW deployments and housing anything from 200-2000 racks, that can be deployed to market within six months at any required redundancy level.

The efficiencies gained through the introduction of modular data centres can not be matched by traditional brick and mortar construction. The flexibility of modular deployments can streamline data centre projects from design right through
to commissioning.

The modular data centre industry was valued at USD 9.46 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 34.99 billion by 2023*.

* The Modular Data Centre Market Feb 2020

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