At the very initial point, a data center is defined as the physical location to adequately accommodate computer systems and related technological components, such as telecommunication and data storage components. Let’s start at the beginning and define a data center as the physical location that contains house computer systems and related paraphernalia, such as telecom and storage systems that covers backup power supplies, overlapping data communications connections, indoor environment control (e.g., air conditioning, fire control) and security. A notable fact is that the most exhaustive data centers are large scale industrial operations, which have the similar level of consumption of power as that of a small town.
The need of software companies for a fast and reliable Internet connection and IT operations drove the popularity of Data Centers. With an increasing demand of cloud computing, software businesses are subjecting data centers to greater scrutiny as far as security, ecological impact, ease of access, compliance, etc. Elliptical Mobile Solutions offers mobile data center products which are space-effective, well-designed, provide better data security and power economy.
Customers are changing their outlook on cutting back costs such as management, electric and cooling bills, maintenance and upkeep of the data center room, and operators of the data centers realized very quickly that the cost of acquiring hardware was minimal compared to the maintenance and upkeep costs. Design continues to expand, but processing and storage solutions are gradually on the decline. Electronic locks secure the area, and roof-mounted chillers cool the area through a raised platform, with the hope that the space is enough for future expansion or overestimated.
According to the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, that conducted a survey into ‘Server Closets and Small Server Rooms’ in 2012 noted that the average PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) of a compact server room is somewhat greater than the PUE of a Zellabox Micro Data Centre (when the Micro Data Centre is contained within an office space). The rooms in which servers are enclosed are not very energy efficient or eco-friendly.
Server rooms are considered to be energy inefficient, and have a constant requirement to be cooled, and the door needs to be used often, given the standard protocol of door clearances. This aspect of energy combined with tendency of the equipment to be “energy hungry” has caused increased heat generation, which has driven up the cooling costs. The Micro Data Center permits great reductions in the costs of operation and consumption of power. Increased flexibility and portability is allowed since they can be transported easily from the back of a suitable vehicle to the required place, or transported away from a zone of occurrence of a natural calamity.