The task of putting together a high-performance, highly secure cloud infrastructure doesn’t seem quite so complex anymore, particularly given the wide variety available on the market. All the same, there are still suppliers out there scratching their heads and wondering how they can meet these requirements and satisfy demands for excellent energy credentials and low costs at the same time. CLOUD & HEAT Technologies GmbH is not one of those companies. The Dresden-based business is at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover to exhibit a newly developed modular container data center in a converted 20-foot shipping container. It is a genuine world-first that is uniquely energy- and cost-efficient thanks to its innovative warm-water cooling system. Combined with OpenStack, this data center infrastructure provides a high-performance, efficient cloud solution.
Visitors to CeBIT are lucky enough to have the chance to check out this innovative first-of-its-kind concept before it heads off to its new Norwegian owners after the fair. The container data center measures almost 37 cubic meters and is equipped with the latest computer technology and an energy- and cost-saving cooling system to safeguard the failsafe operation of a public cloud. Further advantages relate to the modularity and mobility of the solution, which ensure that any extra need for computing capacity can be met with ease simply by installing additional container modules. The real highlight – the innovative warm-water cooling system – ultimately ensures that waste heat from the installed servers can be absorbed directly from the hotspots and provided for subsequent use. CLOUD & HEAT thus offers a data center technology that is one of a kind worldwide and boasts uniquely low energy values.