Container-sized data center

    IO is a well-known American colocation provider that specializes in the construction, sale and leasing of modular data centers IO.Anywhere . Simply put, it is engaged in the provision of premises in the halls of its data centers for hosting client server equipment.

    This month it became known that IO will be divided into 2 companies. One of them will reserve the name IO and will continue to operate as a data center provider. The second will be called BaseLayer - a vendor company that will focus on modular data centers, and will also use special software to manage the infrastructure of data centers - IO.SO.

    Last week, BaseLayer announced the deployment of the most interesting project in the field of data center construction. IO containers will be directly connected to the main transmission line (transmission line), which means a complete rejection of diesel generators and uninterruptible power systems. The reliability of such a system will be demonstrated in practice. BaseLayer Container Server Farms are manufactured at an updated factory in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. The head office of the newly formed company was also located here. Before us is a video that opens the veil of the production process of container data centers.

    Due to the unique design of the modules, the infrastructure of the Baselayer data center is highly efficient and allows to achieve significant cost savings, reduce energy costs by 19% compared to traditional raised floors. According to the results of the year, the PUE coefficient of the part of IO Phoenix where the raised floor is used was 1.73 units, and the average annual PUE of the modular part was 1.41 units. That allowed saving $ 200,000 per year per one megawatt of IT equipment capacity. Such modules provide the ability to control air flow much more efficiently than in the case of using “hot” and “cold” corridors, and with the operating system for managing IO.OS data centers, it is quite possible to achieve maximum optimal control of cooling and power consumption.

    It is difficult to predict when such solutions will be used with us. Almost all the prerequisites for this we have, the only moment is the desire of the people themselves to introduce something new. Perhaps this technology will not be widely used, but it will undoubtedly give an impetus to the development of something new and no less grandiose.

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