Distinguishing types of pre-fabricated modular data centers

There exist important distinctions among the various types of factory-built data center building blocks on the market.

Jan 2nd, 2014

Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms such as pre-fabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and others. However, there exist important distinctions among the various types of factory-built data center building blocks on the market.

See also: Containerized data center shipments rising rapidly

A new white paper from APC-Schneider Electric proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of pre-fabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach toward any of them, based on business requirements.

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