Micro Data Centers: An Innovative Case of Data Center Design and Operations

*Originally posted on Schneider Electric’s blog. Image used courtesy of Schneider Electric. View the original post here.

The most dangerous phrase in our industry is, “we’ve always done it this way,” and as such, we make it our initiative at Schneider Electric to expel the culture of convention from everything we do. Realizing this, and with the need to balance control and flexibility, DartPoints embraced a partnership with Schneider Electric that allows them to have both. They call their unique category of forward-thinking colocation data centers and services the DartPoints Private Colo™.

Colocation Micro Data Centers

“We’re building micro data centers that are built in 100kW chunks so we can expand and contract with customer demand,” DartPoints CEO, Hugh Carspecken explains.

There’s a lot of buzz around mega data centers these days, but the idea employed here is to create a modular and scalable design that will make colocation more accessible, private, and local for small and medium businesses. By using pre-configured micro data center pods, we were confident that DartPoints would be able to easily replicate this design, capable of going live in as little as 45 days, anywhere across the United States.

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