Pay as you grow – modular data centers
Scalable Modular Data Center:
For mid-size clients, up to 15-25% less total cost of ownership
Enterprise Modular Data Center:
For enterprise clients,defer up to 40-50% of capital and operating costs
Portable Modular Data Center:
For remote capacity - fully functional data center in shipping container
As demand for IT services increases, so does the need for flexible data center design. Using analytics-based services, we can use mathematical modeling to better project future IT and data center capacity demands to better plan your data center design. Modular data center designs can offer significant benefits as your business grows and adapts to change. A modular approach can let you pay as you grow, defer costs by up to 50 percent and swiftly implement the latest technology. Data Center Design Lifecycle Cost Analytics can help improve data center investment governance by providing vendor and technology tradeoffs and can help reduce total costs by up to 30 percent.
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In our study, 60 percent of CEOs said they are already experiencing high levels of complexity in their operating environments and market segments, yet less than half of them felt prepared for the increasing complexity ahead.
Modular data centers; providing operational dexterity for an increasingly complex world. Read the white paper. (352KB)
IBM’s approach to modular data center design is not about containerization but about using smaller increments of standardized components, making it possible to add data center capacity when needed and thus more closely align IT with business requirements.
Best practice strategies for designing and deploying modular data centers. Read the white paper. (446KB)
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With over 400 data centers worldwide, IBM is constantly uncovering innovative ways to operate smarter data centers. See how our data center transformation efforts have resulted in over a billion dollars saved, reduced risks, greater energy efficiency, increased flexibility and improved operations and services.
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