HP POD is a mobile data centre, available in 20-foot or 40-foot containers
BANGALORE, INDIA: HP is expecting to open new client accounts with the help of its new offering HP Performance-optimized Data Center (POD).
According to the company, this container data centre will bring scalable, flexible and secure infrastructure to support new business growth.
The company says that majority of its customer will be new, while the rest will include service providers and existing clients.
The company claims that it can globally deliver a POD in just six weeks from the day of receipt of the order.
Rajesh Dhar, director, Industry Standard Servers, HP India, said, “Keeping pace with the demands of IT growth in the data centre, as well as rising energy costs is a constant challenge. The extended time and significant costs required to update or expand a data centre adds to the complexity. Customers now have the flexibility to balance their capital expenditures and operating expenses. It is a disruptive option for the service provider, and enterprises.”
HP expects the new offering to find market in telecom, HPC, defense, disaster recovery and other sectors.
A 40-foot container delivers:
· 22 x 50U, 19-inch full-depth industry-standard racks support HP and other companies’ servers.
· Support for 3,520 compute nodes,12,000 LFF drives, or any combination.
· 1,800+ watts/square foot, compared to 150 – 250 watts/square foot in a typical data centre.
· 600+ kilowatts of capacity.
· Pre-integrated, configured and tested before shipment.
· Energy efficiency of PUE ratio <1.25 (1.07 excluding chiller).