Cisco has introduced their latest Portable Data Center, where this containerized data center comprises of 16 data center racks, and each of them will support 25 KWh of power – in an all-new ISO-standard steel shipping containers, according to Keith Siracuse, Cisco product marketing engineer.
These new containerized data centers will target those who need quick deployment, where brick-and-mortar data centers require a couple of years to build. Cisco’s containerized data center requires a mere 120 days from the day the order is cut in order to have it delivered to the customer site.
It must be noted that portable containerized data centers are not new at all, as HP, Dell, SGI and Oracle have already entered the game for some time already. Not only that, they are more efficient compared to traditional data centers. Cisco containers will come with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.05 to 1.30, which is the ratio of total power used by the data center compared to the power used to run the server, storage, switch and IT equipment. As for more traditional brick-and-mortar data centers, those will sport a PUE rating of 1.6 to 2.0.
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