Can a Colocation Provider take a Modular Data Center Approach?

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When building a data center, colocation providers try to balance a lot of variables to arrive at the best end result. For example, they want the most innovative design, but at the lowest cost. And, …

When building a data center, colocation providers try to balance a lot of variables to arrive at the best end result. For example, they want the most innovative design, but at the lowest cost. And, they want the quickest building schedule without sacrificing any desired capabilities. Taking a modular approach to data center halls addresses several pertinent issues and makes it easier to find the right balance among conflicting drivers. Learn more about Colocation Providers by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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  • 1. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH?
  • 2. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH? Colocation providers try to balance a lot of variables to arrive at the bestend result when building data centers Companies want an innovative design at the lowest cost and quickestbuilding schedule without sacrificing desired capabilities To address capital and speed of deployment issues, colocation providersturn to data hall modularity This deployment technique refers to building data halls in chunks
  • 3. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH? Colocation providers don’t need to worry on obsolete technologies. Noprovider want to make huge investments only to find outdated innovations Cost, time and technology obsolescence remain reasons colocationproviders choose modular approaches to new data centers
  • 4. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH? Other benefits exist as well:» Scalability – modular approaches offer standardized designs» Flexibility – technology can be updated by simply replacing modules» Agility – modular solution providers mobility» Greater densities – modular solution densities are more efficient compared totradition data centers» Lower PUEs – modules are pre-engineered and standardized, PUEs rangebetween 1.1 and 1.4. A good metric for green efficiency» Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) – DCIM software provides thetools for colocation providers to manage the components and engineeringintegrated within the module
  • 5. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH? Other benefits exist as well:» Maintenance – because modular solutions standardize components,maintenance programs can be standardized as well. Standardization helpscolocation providers enhance efficiencies By taking modular approach to data center halls, providers can bettermatch IT infrastructure to customer requirements They can right-size infrastructure as needs grow and change over time
  • 6. CAN A COLOCATION PROVIDER TAKE AMODULAR DATA CENTER APPROACH? Modular solutions provide capacity quickly and help cut expensive resourcecosts CyrusOne provides more than 1,000,000 square feet of colocated floorspace in top tier data centers across nation CyrusOne serves enterprise clients in many industries, including energy oiland gas, medical, technology, finance and consumer goods and services
  • 7. ABOUT THE AUTHORNICOLE AGUILLARD IS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR CYRUSONE, AGLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION PROVIDER OPERATING 24HIGHLY SECURE DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,LONDON AND SINGAPORE. LEARN MORE ABOUT COLOCATIONPROVIDERS BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.CYRUSONE.COM/.