The way to your mobile DC container

Whether as part of a scalable, modular data center, as a mobile data center, as a short-term transitional solution or as a permanent main or backup data center – the uses of a container data center are as varied as the configuration and equipment options.

Individual dimensions for your server room container

Even the selection of the appropriate container size – ISO standard containers in 20-foot (20ft. / TEU) or 40-foot (40ft. / FEU) or individual dimensions – must be just as well thought out as the selection of the appropriate location itself.

Standard ISO containers can be easily transported by normal trucks, freight trains or container ships if required, but individual formats are usually also mobile.

Individual equipment for data center containers

The interior of the DataCenter Container is usually freely configurable. In addition to racks for the IT hardware, air conditioning, UPS, fire detection/extinction, power supply/distribution, protection against physical hazards and monitoring are important topics in the planning.

When setting up new or expanding existing IT infrastructure, EDP accompanies you on the way to your server room in a container.

Aufbau RZ-Container, Frontalansicht

What we support you in

Other services

  • Documentation of the infrastructure measures (plans, concepts, …)

  • Structural conditions (location, lightning protection, water hazard, …)

  • Security systems (access control systems, burglary protection, …)

  • Power supply (compliance with standards, emergency power, redundancy, …)

  • Fire alarm and extinguishing technology (alarm system, gas extinguishing system, …)

  • Air conditioning systems (air conditioning including monitoring, …)

  • Organization (function test, operation plan, …)

  • Security concept
  • Environment risk analysis

Benefit from our long experience

We size all essential sizes, capacities and reserves specifically for your needs. On top of that, we offer an unrivaled multi-year manufacturer’s warranty for your data center container.

One contact for all needs

The effort for you will be minimal. Since we take care of everything, you don’t have to deal with trades like handymen or contractors. You will receive the completed DC container and only need to install your servers.

Let’s work together to create your perfect
DC container solution!


Transport DC container

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 challenge

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 solution

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
  • Raised floor
  • 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
  • Alarm forwarding
  • Access control with facial recognition
  • System warranty
  • Premium support with immediate response, 24/7/365 accessibility

Project history

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.