Across all industries, the need for fast, reliable data and computing power has seen exponential growth over the last decade. With this increase, the need for infostructure to support the technologies companies rely on no matter where the work is taking place. With this need has come the introduction of technical buildings known as modular data centers or MDCs. These highly customizable buildings can be constructed to provide the necessary technologies for a wide range of industries and can be deployed across a wide range of locations.
Specialist Services RedGuard is an industry leader in the construction and deployment of technical buildings. This article breaks down what a modular data center is and the key benefits they provide.
To understand what a modular data center is, it is essential to first understand what a traditional data center is. A traditional data center is a facility, room, or building that organizations use to house and protect the components necessary to run their applications and data. Each individual data center is designed to support the specific needs of that organization and the projects it is supporting. In general, they provide network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, computing resources, or any combination of the three. This infrastructure network is what allows organizations to run their critical technologies, which can include:
While the components used for a specific data center vary depending on its intended purpose, there are some common components found in most data centers, including:
Unlike traditional data centers housed in brick-and-mortar facilities or within existing office buildings, modular data centers are technical buildings constructed as prefabricated units designed to be quickly and easily deployed to meet the demands of a wide range of projects. Each MDC is intended to be a self-contained unit housing all the necessary equipment. Their construction is typically based on a standard container module and ranges in size from 20 feet to 40 feet in length. The modular design of the MDC provides it with key benefits over the traditional data center.
Today modular data centers can be found supporting a wide range of industries.
Modular data centers are highly customizable buildings constructed to provide the network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, and computing resources that nearly all industries rely on today. With rapid deployment, portability, and expandability, MDCs offer a compelling alternative to traditional data centers.
Specialist Services RedGuard has constructed modular data centers for a wide range of industries deployed around the globe. If you have any questions about technical buildings, our team of experts is here and ready to help.
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