This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

Tracking global change in IT Infrastructure
  • Datacloud Nordic 2016
  • Datacloud Nordic 2016

News Archive

Purdue chooses containerized data centre over colocation

Faced with a power shortage in its existing data centre, Purdue University turned to a containerized data centre, Hewlett-Packard's Performance-Optimized Data Centre, or POD, to get a massive compute cluster online in short order. Like other containerized data centres, HP's POD comes preconfigured with all the necessary racks, cabling, power and cooling needed to stand up new data centre capacity quickly, and at a fraction of the cost of building out a new facility, which some analysts estimate at US$25 million for every 1 megawatt of capacity.


In Purdue's case, HP's POD also cost much less than leasing colocation space, said John Campbell, the associate vice president of academic technologies at the West Lafayette, Ind.-based university. "For 60% of the cost [of a colocation facility], we could place a POD on campus," Campbell said.


Source: Search Data Center


Here for full article

Feltham Data Center

Data Center Luxembourg

Datacloud Nordic 2016

Get the latest Datacentre industry news

Subscribe now to receive your daily news email with insights, worldwide headlines & much more, and it's FREE.

Sign-up today and receive a free detailed overview of the acclaimed "Western Europe Data Centre Market" Report plus unique 25% discount off the full price.