The full Ftec data center will start shipping during the first quarter next year. To take advantage of all the parts, it has to be a new one. CIOs can also pick and choose which components they want to implement.
Building a data center that can scale to the highest power densities will add about 20 percent to the overall cost, according to Ruddock.
The new architecture builds on Colt's existing modular data center, which the company has been building during the last three and a half years.
The modularity was originally a concept for Colt to build its own data centers faster, at a lower cost and in a way that could be replicated across Europe, which makes it easier to operate the data center, according to Ruddock. It then evolved into something that Colt also offered others that wanted to build their own modular data centers, he said.
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