The power electronics and energy management system solutions company, Delta Electronics has used the CeBIT 2017 exhibition, which took place 20th-24th March in Hannover Germany, to showcase its all-in-one containerised data centre. This new-generation unit features converged AC and DC power supplies to suit ever-evolving edge computing applications at telecommunications companies and network carriers.
Importantly, it also offers comprehensive cooling, customisable DCIM (Data centre Infrastructure Management), scalable capacity and quick deployment for implementation anywhere. Delta´s innovative containerised data centre offers prefabricated, pretested and fully configured architecture with high portability for edge computing applications at telecommunications and data centre operators.
All infrastructure sub-systems are housed in one container, including AC or AC/DC converged back-up power, batteries, power distribution, cooling system, modular racks, generator set, fire suppression, security system, lighting and more.
The all-in-one design not only facilitates one-stop shopping for customers, but realises high system integration and space utilisation.
The power system is a particular highlight as it offers future-proofing in line with changing requirements. Furthermore, the eco-friendly cooling and airflow management system is comprehensive, featuring RowCool DXA 35kW units inside and condenser units outside. Hot/cold aisle containment systems are also deployed to help increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Further benefits include high scalability for rapid project deployment (months not years) and the use of plug-and-play standard modules. Standardised infrastructure within the modules enables standard operating procedures to be used universally.
IT complies with various internal and external standards, so why should data centres be any different? Delta´s containerised data centre makes it possible to quickly deploy standardised modules that allow IT and facilities to finally be on the same page.
Edge data centres act as caching and data-aggregation points between users and larger data centres to ease overwhelming loads in IT applications, media content and storage. It is predicted that smartphone traffic will multiply by a factor of 11 between 2015 and 2021 (largely driven by video content), by which time there will be 9.1 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and a rapidly rising quantity of cellular connected IoT devices.
As well as maximising quality for the user, an edge data centre helps avoid clogging backhaul links on the network.