Data centers spend millions a year to store data. That’s why companies such as Sun Microsystems have started using modular data centers instead. According to wikipedia a modular data center is a portable method of deploying data center capacity. An alternative to the traditional data center, a modular data center can be placed anywhere data capacity is needed.
A modular data center has separate modules and components that allow you to easily scale things up. And the great thing is that you can have additional modules shipped anywhere in the world. And because modular data centers use standardized components, they are very inexpensive to build.
You can get a modular data center in one of two types. Containerized being the most common one. A containerized modular data center has all the equipment such as servers and storage inside. It is then shipped or transported to the desired location. Generally speaking this type of data center will have its own cooling system to ensure it doesn’t overheat. Cisco actually uses a data center like this.
Another type of modular data center is one that uses prefabricated components. This is the type of data center that can be built on site. As more capacity is needed it can easily be added.
Modular data centers are easy to scale and are very energy efficient. And because they are prefabricated there is less room for errors on site. This is very important. Less errors means less money spent to fix it. They are also quick and easy to set up. Instead of it taking years to set up a data center you can set a modular one up within a matter of months.
As more and more data is being stored, modular data centers will become the go to option for any company trying to save a little money.