APCs Mobile Data Center Keeps on Trucking

 
 
By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2005-04-25 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

American Power Conversion's InfraStruxure Express mobile data center can deliver power and Internet connectivity when there are no other options.

American Power Conversion Corp.s InfraStruxure Express mobile data center can deliver power and Internet connectivity when there are no other options.

InfraStruxure Express is a fully operational data center on wheels with up to 500U (875 inches) of rack space to store and power servers.

A fully configured InfraStruxure Express has an estimated price of $1.5 million. APC officials said that the cost of a lease depends on financing options but that companies could expect to pay about $20,000 per month. They added that InfraStruxure Express can be delivered anywhere in the continental United States within three and a half days.

APCs mobile data center is an option for retail businesses and government organizations that need to serve people after a disaster. The trucks on-board diesel generator can provide as much as 400 kilowatts of power, and it has external feeds that can be used to deliver temporary power to buildings.

Click here to read about how IT managers are finding new uses for disaster recovery technology. The on-board cooling is adequate for data center environments, and the trailer is configured with hot and cold aisles for proper heat distribution. InfraStruxure Express can be equipped with a satellite link for Internet connectivity.

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