Switch Datacenters has announced the launch of its wholesale data centre as a service programme enabling rapid data centre deployment on a global scale.
The programme provides organisations the opportunity to license Switch Datacenter’s patented data centre technologies and obtain an integrated, full-service data centre infrastructure package with highly energy efficient cooling, modular power infrastructure and racks included.
Heavy investments in R&D activities by Switch Datacenters have resulted in ‘state-of-the-art’ data centre infrastructure featuring Dutch engineered, patented indirect adiabatic cooling technologies; highly modular thus scalable solutions for power supply; and (remote) data centre management (custom DCIM software).
Lately, substantial effort has gone into integrating these R&D efforts and bundling it into an integrated offering. The result? An energy efficient, fixed quality data centre design with a calculated pPUE between 1.03 and 1.06, utilising pre-fabricated components to reduce time-to-market. The actual pPUE figure will depend largely on the climate where the data centre build is being located. Moreover, this data centre infrastructure is OCP-ready, which means that it is suitable for Open Rack Systems based on Open Compute Project (OCP) principles.
Switch Datacenter’s data centres delivered through the programme are being built in the Netherlands, then shipped to worldwide locations depending on customer requirements. Its built-to-suit data centre design has already been deployed for IBM in the Netherlands, for example. The design would be a good fit for a wide range of data centre deployments including large-scale as well as small-scale data centres, with potential electrical loads from five to 100MW.
Racks, security, remote management
Switch Datacenter’s newly launched data centre as a service programme, is an end-to-end solution including the racks and deployment of security technologies onsite. Automated remote data centre management tools would allow data centres on almost any scale to run with little onsite engineering support. The programme with a global reach provides for engineering capabilities on-site though, to provide deployment quality assurance and ease of operation.
The programme enables organisations worldwide to have a quick-start when deploying enterprise-grade, highly energy efficient data centre infrastructure and is aimed at a wide range of potential customers including Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), Managed Services Providers (MSPs), data centre owners/operators, hyper-scale data centre providers, and real estate owners. Potential licensing partners from a variety of countries worldwide have already shown interest in the data centre as a service programme, including companies from the US, France, Dubai, Sweden, and the African continent.
“Our data centre as a service programme provides hyper-scale data centre providers, enterprises, cloud services providers and real estate owners alike the opportunity to deploy new data centres within short-term notice,” says Gregor Snip, CEO and founder of Switch Datacenters.
“By joining our programme, organisations are able to get their new data centres, even large-scale ones, up and running within about three-months’ time – which is quite fast actually. Besides that, our technologies guarantee high levels of operating efficiencies with significantly reduced operating costs.”