Suppose you are looking for a higher quality solution. In that case, the Prefabricated modular architecture may just be what you’re looking for considering how the parts are created in a controlled environment, and not a construction site that’s exposed. Also, it’s an efficient and quickly installable solution that can save a considerable amount of time.
Incorporating over 95% of the requisite parts provides fast, precise installation for physical components such as a ups bypass switch, and can save up to 40% of your time compared to traditional built-up wall systems. With all the components manufactured and pre-designed in a controlled environment, they play an integral role in building solutions for the long-term.
With more and more businesses putting its resources into the cloud, edge data centres have come to the limelight serving at least two main goals: offering localised processing for apps that are on-premises and connection to cloud-based resources and applications.
The role of these edge data centres is so fundamental that businesses can’t really afford any form of downtime since it would result in a loss in local processing and connectivity to the larger cloud resources and networks that go beyond edge data centre walls.
The conundrum is how to create an edge data centre that offers the type of reliability businesses want without using the effort, time, and expense involved when building a conventional data centre. In most cases, the solution is using prefabricated, modular data centre elements.
When a person hears the phrase ‘prefabricated modular data centre,’ most think about big ISO containers immediately, which is but one option. However, these modular data centres come in a variety of sizes and shapes. It can be a self-contained enclosure fitting in a modular room or closet that has been built from pre-fab wall panels used for carving out data centre space in the confines of a big room.
Regardless of the size, these modules have a couple of things in common:
They can offer all the resiliency and security of a conventional data centre.
In terms of flexibility, they can be built to fit any type of environment.
In terms of scalability, it can expand as the demand increases.
They can be re-used. This will give users the chance to install identical implementations in various locations, offering the ultimate predictability in operation, reliability, and efficiency. What’s more, implementation standards and training are pretty straightforward to deploy.
We are seeing various implementations of prefabricated modular solutions for edge data centres. For instance, hospitals connect to cloud-based apps that gather data from instruments like dispensing devices and infusion pumps to make sure that no patient gets drugs that will have an adverse reaction.
Hospitals have massive local processing needs, including systems for collecting, sharing, and storing patient records to be compliant with privacy regulations. At the same time, applications like MRI scans hugely benefit from local processing since they make big files.
In an environment like this, the on-premises edge data centre is no lesser than the cloud-based resources it connects to. A functional edge data centre that’s highly resilient will deliver the local processing performance needed, without response time issues that cloud-based data centre would bring. A prefabricated module can offer that and can be built to fit wherever the hospital will deem fit – even outdoors.
In these situations, a modular data centre that has been prefabricated is an excellent option compared to designing a conventional data centre from the ground-up. These modules are pre-built in a manageable factory environment superior to the construction variances one may find in a data centre built on-site. What’s more, they can be delivered faster, around 13 to 16 weeks or so. This is 20% to 30% of the duration needed to make a data centre.