EDP IT container solutions offer you a range of benefits, and not just as a fallback solution while, for example, the stationary data center is being converted. For example, a mobile data center can start productive operation at short notice after the order is placed, since no building permit is required for a container.
EDP will be happy to show you the advantages of a modern, mobile data center. All of the systems, such as air conditioning, fire protection, electrical systems, video surveillance and security technology, can be accommodated in a standardized ISO container.
You can not only buy container data centers from EDP, but also rent or lease them. A rental solution is ideal for interim solutions during building conversions, for temporary load peaks or even for mobile roadshows. The rented Mobile Data Center can start operations just a few days after the order is placed.
It is equipped with the following infrastructure:
ISO container 20 feet – design according to WK-3
Fire protection access door
Fire safety rating of the container F90
5 racks 42 U, 600 mm wide, 1000 mm deep
2 x power supply strips per rack with 16 A each and SNMP management for monitoring
Remote monitoring system for temperature and humidity monitoring
UPS with a power of 20 kW with an autonomy time of about 8 minutes at full load.
Air conditioners 20 kW with redundancy n+1
Smoke aspiration system (RAS) for fire detection, extinguishing gas system with extinguishing agent storage in container, pressure relief flap
A container, optionally in ISO or non-ISO dimensions, houses the active IT systems and the entire physical infrastructure – UPS, air conditioning and fire protection.
The costs for setting up a container data center can be planned precisely because there are no surprises due to the existing building fabric. Modular expansion is quickly possible if required. The physical infrastructure components are also modularized and thus optimally adapted to actual requirements.
To make optimum use of the space in the ISO containers, the racks are mounted on smooth-running rails. This means that they can be moved during maintenance work in the Mobile Data Center while the system is in operation. The wider non-ISO containers offer sufficient space for maintenance work even with fixed racks.
The IT containers can be individually adapted to your requirements. If you are missing any options or have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
EDP IT container EI90 for Siemens Mobility AG, Wallisellen/Zurich
Siemens Mobility AG, based in Wallisellen/Zurich, has been a leader in seamless, sustainable, reliable and safe transportation solutions for more than 100 years. The company’s core businesses are rail vehicles, rail automation and electrification solutions, and intelligent road transport technology. The portfolio also includes turnkey systems and related services.
The premises of the existing Siemens Mobility AG data center had to make way for another use. However, the planned new building will not be completed for another 4-5 years. Therefore, an interim solution was needed that nevertheless promises full functionality. The container solution was the perfect choice for this.
The container used is mobile, weatherproof and provides 90 minutes of resistance to fire. The container contains a complete data center with extinguishing system, UPS, air conditioning system, electrical distribution, monitoring systems and space for four racks.
EDP IT security container, fire protection class EI90, water protection IP56
Size: 3.20 m x 6.00 m x 3.20 m high (W x L x H), area 19 sqm, weight 8,000 kg
One entrance door
Electrical distribution with power cabling
UPS system 60 kVA online continuous converter
Air conditioning system Green-IT InRow for cold water
4 server racks 1,000 mm x 600 mm x 2,050 mm (D x W x H)
Novec 3M gas extinguishing system
Server room monitoring with camera and detectors
Access control with facial recognition
Premium support with immediate response, 24/7/365 accessibility
The initial request from Siemens Mobility AG was made in May 2021. After an initial cost estimate, the final bid was submitted in July 2021 and the contract was awarded in August 2021.
This was followed by delivery and placement of the container in November 2021. The container had to be placed in an existing factory building, which posed a certain challenge due to the structure of the building.
After successful installation, the container could be put into operation in December 2021. Thus, it took just seven months from the inquiry to the commissioning.
Conclusions and outlook
With the mobile data center container from EDP, the perfect solution was finally found for the temporary needs of Siemens Mobility AG. This means that a fully functional data center is now available until the new data center building is completed.
A room-in-room solution is being sought in the planned new data center building. The container is then to be put to another use, such as a backup data center.