A micro data center is a small computing facility inside a container. These generally range from small boxes to standard shipping containers designed to fit on trucks, trains and ships. Micro data centers offer data center services such as computing, data storage, physical security, power and infrastructure redundancy. They require infrastructure automation and information security such as data encryption. The following are illustrative examples of micro data center usage.
DeploymentTraditional data centers are expensive facilities that require significant time and capital to build. Micro data centers can potentially be deployed quickly with incremental investments of capital. In theory, they could be produced on production lines at scale.
OperationsMicro data centers may be managed as modular units. For example, an entire unit may be swapped for purposes of repair and upgrade.
Deploying micro data centers in places that are energy efficient. This can involve pairing of cooling systems with things that require heat such as a swimming pool. Micro data centers can also be deployed near energy infrastructure such as solar panels.
ProximityDeploying computing close to markets and customers to reduce network latency.
Micro data centers can improve resilience. For example, an organization with 3 data centers may be less resilient than an organization with 300 micro data centers with equivalent computing power that are geographically distributed. With automated failure detection and failover, entire data centers can go down without impacting services.
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