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DATAPOD USA PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER WASHINGTON DATA CENTER

Datapod USA is proud to team with North American partner Universal Networking Services (UNS) to deliver the Datapod data center System for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

Earlier this year, WSSC named Datapod USA as the successful tenderer to build and deploy their new data center facility on the outskirts of Washington DC.

The WSSC project requires Datapod USA to provide a 200kW data center System that can be scaled up to and beyond 1 MW over time.

The modular Datapod System represents a new approach to providing data center infrastructure allowing extra pods to be added to the data center as future capacity is required.

Datapod USA CEO Adam Smith is delighted with the partnership with UNS.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Datapod and we are very proud to be providing data center infrastructure for one of the United States largest utilities with our valued North American Partners UNS. Leveraging from the experience and knowledge of UNS will add to the success of this project,” said Mr Smith.

The 200kW data center solution equates to a four pod modular system and will be ready for operation months earlier, when compared to a traditional custom-built approach to data center construction. 

The Datapod System will enable WSSC to fully manage its own asset and to provide supporting infrastructure such as power, cooling and fire suppression. The Datapod System also provides electrical power feeds, uninterruptible power supply and generator backup.

“From inside, the Datapod System looks like most enterprise grade data centers featuring optimized racks and hot aisle configurations.  The Datapod System also features a patented design that provides us with a strategic advantage,” added Mr Smith.

The tender process attracted bids from several international companies, with Datapod’s technical superiority, experience, speed to deployment, and completeness of the end to end solution leading to the tender win.

WSSC provides water and waste water services to approximately 1.8 million residents around Washington DC and their new Datapod facility is tipped to become an industry leader and will create new opportunities for the organisation by extending WSSC’s position as an advanced user of IT systems. 

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Datapod appointed to Australian Government Panel

The Department of Finance has appointed modular data centre infrastructure provider, Datapod, to the Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.

The appointment will take effect from 30 June 2014.

The appointment means Datapod can now be considered by Australian Government Departments and Agencies for the provision of data centre facilities and associated infrastructure.

This is significant news for Datapod which exports modular data centre infrastructure to Europe, North America and South East Asia.

Datapod Director Adam Smith said, “This appointment demonstrates our ability to meet a broad range of government agency needs in the data centre facilities field. Datapod is the only flexible modular offering on the list of panel providers which until now could only offer fixed infrastructure solutions.”

By adding Datapod to the Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel, Australian Government Departments for the first time can also source and buy their data centre infrastructure instead of just purchasing capacity in a 3rd party data centre.

“The appointment of Datapod to the Finance Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel will enable the Federal Government to become more nimble and flexible with the implementation of future data centre infrastructure. The Department of Finance has now appointed a company that specialises in providing modular data centre infrastructure and this will enable the Government to deploy solutions that are flexible, scalable over time and enable the government to do more with less,” added Mr Smith.

The Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel 2 provides the Australian Government with a simplified procurement process; better pricing and pre-agreed contract terms for the procurement of high quality data centre facilities and is mandatory for all Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities.

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Datapod appointed to RDSI Vendor Panel

Datapod has been appointed to the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Vendor Panel by the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology.

This appointment will allow research hubs around Australia to access cost savings as well as innovative cloud and modular data center technology from Datapod.

Datapod will join a number of other data storage providers on the panel with Datapod uniquely placed to provide ‘Cloud in a box delivered as part of its modular data center solution.

Datapod Director Adam Smith said, “This is a welcome appointment for Datapod. It is clear modular data center systems combined with the ability to provide complete open cloud infrastructure solutions means universities, research and scientific institutions across Australia can now provision complete capacity from Datapod within 12 weeks of receiving an order.” 

The RDIS Vander Panel is designed to provide options for potential RDSI ‘nodes’ and members of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) to procure storage related infrastructure, software and services.

The panel allows nodes, universities and other authorised users to avoid lengthy tendering processes by using the panel and to support volume pricing across nodes and the wider Higher Education and Research Sector.

The ability to provide complete open cloud infrastructure using a modular data center approach provides RDSI nodes and CAUDIT members with the opportunity access what is being termed as the Next Generation IT Infrastructure (NGI). The NGI involves deploying technological solutions across the full ‘stack,’ from the data center to hardware to middleware and through the application layer, and can also include changes to an enterprise’s work flows and IT operating model.

“By accessing our services, RDSI nodes and CAUDIT members can really start driving down their costs by accessing technology that is flexible, scalable and energy efficient,” said Mr Smith.

RDSI requires Datapod to be accredited as a condition of entry to the Vendor Panel and provides additional reassurance to RDSI that vendors have been subject to an appropriate level of due diligence in order to obtain GITC accreditation.

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Datapod entrepreneur taps into emerging multi-billion dollar industry

Datapod is pleased to announce that Managing Director and Chief Architect Scott Carr (pictured right) has been named a Regional nominee in the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Mr Carr joins other outstanding entrepreneurs from across Australia who will compete for the ultimate prize of being named 2014 Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

An engineer by trade, Mr Carr knew there had to be a better way of addressing the high costs and risks associated with traditional data center construction projects. After establishing Datapod in 2007 and mortgaging the family home in 2008, Mr Carr launched Datapod – a modular data center system.

Datapod provides physical modular data center infrastructure to support advanced cloud computing environments. The Datapod System allows for rapid deployment as it is shipped to site fully completed, tested and ready for operation.

In recent industry research the global modular data center market is expected to grow to $40.41 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 37.41% from 2013 to 2018 on the back of technology becoming more ubiquitous and the need for more scalable and flexible data center infrastructure.

Mr Carr said, “It is a great honour to be nominated in these awards. The modularization of the data center market is similar to how Henry Ford standardized the car industry. This standardization allows Datapod to provide data center infrastructure that is more affordable, more energy efficient and drives better outcomes for our customers. You could say we are becoming the CIO’s best friend.”

Mr Carr will join his fellow nominees representing the ACT and NSW at the regional awards ceremony on 7 August 2014 and if successful will go onto the national award ceremony in November 2014. The National Award winner will go on to represent Australia at an international award ceremony in Monaco in 2015.

Further information about the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program can be found at ey.com/au and for information about Datapod visit www.datapod.com

About EY Entrepreneur of the Year

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program, launched in Australia in 2001, is one of the country’s leading business awards programs. It has so far recognised over 1,200 leading Australians for their entrepreneurial business success and each year, through its global program, acknowledges thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide. Founded and produced by EY, the program in Australia is sponsored by Commonwealth Bank (Principal sponsor), Qantas (Sponsor) and Austrade (Supporter).

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Datapod wins Washington data center deal

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has named Datapod as the successful tenderer to build and deploy their new data center facility on the outskirts of Washington DC.

The WSSC tender win requires Datapod to provide a 200kW data center system that can be scaled up to and beyond 1 MW over time.

The modular Datapod system represents a new approach to providing data center infrastructure allowing extra pods to be added to the data center as future capacity is required.

Datapod CEO Scott Carr is delighted with the tender announcement.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Datapod and we are very proud to be providing data center infrastructure for one of the United States largest utilities. WSSC is very excited about the opportunities and efficiencies the Datapod System will provide,” said Mr Carr.

The 200kW solution equates to a four pod system and will be ready for operation months earlier, compared to a traditional approach to data center construction. 

The Datapod System will enable WSSC to fully manage its own asset and to provide supporting infrastructure such as power, cooling and fire suppression. The Datapod System also provides electrical power feeds, uninterruptable power supply and generator backup.

“From inside, the Datapod system looks like most enterprise grade data centers featuring optimized racks and hot aisle configurations.  The Datapod System also features a patented design that provides us with a strategic advantage,” added Mr Carr.

The tender process attracted bids from several international companies, with Datapod’s technical superiority, experience, speed to deployment, and completeness of the end to end solution leading to the tender win.

WSSC provides water and waste water services to approximately 1.8 million residents around Washington DC and their new Datapod facility is tipped to become an industry leader and will create new opportunities for the organisation by extending WSSC’s position as an advanced user of IT systems. 

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2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards launch at Datapod

The 2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards will be launched at the factory of successful IT exporter, Datapod, on 30 April 2014.

Datapod is a previous winner at the 2012 ACT Chief Minister’s Award for small to medium business in the manufacturing sector and is honoured to be the host for the launch of the 2014 Awards.

Datapod manufactures modular data centers from their Fyshwick and Hume factories and exports to the Asia- Pacific, Europe and North America with arrangements in place to begin exporting to the Middle East, Africa and South America in the next 12 months.

According to a latest market research by MarketsandMarkets the modular data center industry is expected to reach $40.41 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 37.41% by 2018.

Datapod Chief Executive Officer Scott Carr said, “The emergence of the modular data center approach has revolutionised the way data centers are planned, developed and constructed, turning the ‘snowflake’ traditional bricks and mortar approach on its head. This new approach represents a significant opportunity for Datapod in export markets around the globe.”

“The Datapod System is ISO certified and constructed to the highest standards right here in the nation’s capital and as we develop export markets further this in turn will create opportunities locally,” Mr Carr added.

The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards acknowledge the innovation, hard work and success of businesses, large and small, in reaching new markets through exporting their products or services.

“I highly encourage companies to participate in these important awards. Participation in the Chief Minister’s Export Awards gave Datapod the confidence to further develop overseas markets and provided Datapod with an opportunity to review our strategic approach, as well as celebrate the achievements of our business and other Canberra businesses,” said Mr Carr.

Nominations for the 2014 Chief Minister’s Export Awards are now open

After the launch of the Awards, Datapod will be conducting an exclusive customer factory tour from 1.30pm. To register for the customer tour click on the button below.

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Modular data center manufacturer achieves safety milestone

Datapod has achieved a full year with no lost time injuries (LTI’s).

It reached this milestone on 26 March 2014 and marks a continuing path of dedication to safety by the company.

Datapod Managing Director Scott Carr recently recognised all staff associated in manufacturing, deployment and through-life servicing of Datapod Systems in the field.

“This achievement reflects the commitment, the behaviours and culture of a workforce, that has safety at the heart of their work environment,” Mr Carr said.

“This result covers our two manufacturing operations in the ACT, Australia, as well as the teams that deploy our leading edge modular data center infrastructure to remote and urban locations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and soon to North and South America, the Middle East and Africa,” said Mr Carr.

“It is an outstanding result for Datapod and the modular data center industry as a whole. The modular nature of the Datapod data center system means processes can be streamlined and made safer because of the factory environment.” said Mr Carr. 

The standardisation of the Datapod data center system also means Datapod takes significantly less time on site, further reducing the risk of workplace accidents.

Datapod Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment Manager Shontelle Hellyer believes results like this raise the bar in terms of Datapod’s commitment to social responsibility and being an employer of choice.

“Datapod continues to help deliver against ever-increasing community expectations. We are continually looking at ways of improving our workplaces practices. For Datapod it is about continually meeting and exceeding staff and customer outcomes,” said Ms Hellyer.

“Our systems and processes have continually matured since the company was established in 2007. Datapod has grow to become a fully ISO certified and trusted leader in safety in the modular industry,” said Ms Hellyer.

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Datapod unlock digital oil and gas field with modular data center

Datapod is set to unlock the ‘digital oil and gas field’ with the release of their new capability statement for the oil and gas industry sector.

The Datapod capability statement outlines the challenges facing the oil and gas industry and how the modular data center approach can be deployed to enhance upstream activities, such as exploration and production activities like, 2D, 3D and 4D seismic and drilling data processing, refining, supervisory control and video surveillance and downstream activities, such as supply chain processing, data storage and management solutions.

The rugged all terrain design of the Datapod System is suited to extreme environments and provides an enterprise grade data center that meets global quality, environmental management, and occupational health and safety management ISO standards. The Datapod System can also be deployed to remote locations, greenfield sites, or existing inner city locations with satellite or cable connectivity for global networking.

Datapod Director Adam Smith said, “The oil and gas capability statement is designed to show IT professionals in the oil and gas industry that there is a reliable solution to driving technological change within their organisation. Just because a site is in an extreme, hazardous, or remote location it doesn’t mean it should be difficult for these organisations to procure an enterprise grade data center.”

Like other industries company executives in the oil and gas sector are looking to their data center infrastructure to drive innovation, productivity and profitability.

“In an industry where the price of a commodity can vary dramatically within a relatively short period of time, a modular data center solution lays the foundation from which oil and gas companies can drive productivity and implement new technologies which in turn can mean the difference between profitability or financial losses,” said Mr Smith.

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Recognized as leading global data center provider in Mining Equipment, Technology and Services sector

The Australian Trade Commission has recognized the modular data center approach developed by Datapod in their latest Mining Equipment, Technology and Services sector capability report.

This industry capability statement provides an overview of Australian capability in the oil and gas sector, including examples of some of the many Australian companies with specialist expertise, including Datapod.

Australian companies have developed expertise across drilling technologies, geophysics software, pipeline construction materials and methods, engineering and design, and geotechnical and IT engineering and assessment, to advanced safety training, rehabilitation and facility management.

Datapod Director Scott Carr said, “This is great recognition for Datapod and other Australian METS sector providers. The Australian METS sector has been a leading global provider for a number of years and international companies are now actively looking to Australia to provide solutions globally. The Datapod System is a great example, we have assisted a number of METS sector companies in Australia to drive onsite productivity by providing an innovative modular data center solution that is easily transported and assembled on remote sites.” 

Mr Carr adds, “This year we have experienced a surge in overseas interest in the Datapod product as overseas customers see the benefits of a flexible modular data center. The METS sector, government departments, private business and even special events like the Olympic Games and associated world cups are either now benefiting or could benefit from a modular data center solution.”

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Datapod to speak at Finance and Investment Forum

Datapod will be a guest speaker at the 2nd Annual Finance and Investment Forum to be held in Sydney tomorrow 13 November 2013.

The forum is the only event in the sector to focus on data centers as an asset class, and offers significant networking value bringing together senior executives from investors, funds, operators, property specialists, legal counsel and user companies engaged in the sector with attendees from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the US.

The objective of the one-day forum is to bring together stakeholders and players in the sector across the finance and investment community, to assess data centers, hosting and cloud, identify key opportunities emerging in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia Pacific region, the types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, debt versus risk and mezzanine financing. Discussion will also cover the different types of funders, lessons from the US and Europe, and financial and business model assumptions.

Datapod will be represented by Director Adam Smith. Mr Smith will make a presentation and contribution to the ‘Australia Market Roundtable: Emerging trends in Data Centres and Cloud’.

Mr Smith will also represent Datapod on the Middle East and Europe meeting and presentation series later this month.

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Middle Eastern and European CIO’s keen to meet Datapod

In the lead up to Christmas Datapod Director Adam Smith is heading to the Middle East and Europe for a series of meetings and presentations.

The visit was prompted by a surge in interest in the modular Datapod data center system and is also an opportunity to visit existing customers and partners throughout both regions.

A consolidation of industry acceptance and an industry crystallization of capability have resulted in the surge of interest for modular data center technology. 

Mr Smith said, “2013 seems to have been the defining year in the industry acceptance and capability of modular data center systems and when you combine this with the targeted marketing initiatives we have undertaken you get a surge of interest in the Datapod System. It would be fair to say a number of CIO’s have stood back for the last couple of years to see if data center modularisation would deliver the touted benefits it promised, and now we are a few more years down the track, the benefits are clear to see.”

The cost benefits of modularization compared to a traditional data center build are outlined in a recent blog by Mr Smith – click modular data center cost comparison to read more – and other benefits include speed to deployment, speed of onsite assembly, pre deployment Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), a reduction in work place and investment risk, lower PUE as well as the benefits associated with having a flexible, scalable data center system.

The modular data center infrastructure of the Datapod System has the added benefit of bringing the data center infrastructure into full control of the CIO and out of the realm of the Facilities Department. Mr Smith suggests this clear delineation between departments enables clearer budget preparation and implementation boundaries and provides the CIO with a more focused approach to IT infrastructure management because the data center becomes a piece of IT infrastructure and not a building with IT equipment contained in it which spreads across two departments. 

The Middle East and Europe meeting and presentation series will take place from 18 – 28 November 2013. 

If you are a European or Middle Eastern organisation considering a modular data center approach and would like to arrange one of the remaining opportunities to meet Mr Smith during this time contact +61 421 050 670 to arrange a time.

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Asia-Pacific CIO’s Embrace Modular Data Center Approach

The Asia-Pacific’s 65 most influential CIO’s have embraced the building block modular data center approach presented by Datapod at the recent CIO Summit in Hong Kong.

Faced with budgetary restraints and the weight of positioning their organisation to capitalise on accessing, using and protecting big data, as well as data center optimisation, Datapod has successfully positioned the Datapod System as a data center solution that enables CIO’s to meet these challenges. 

The Summit enabled Datapod to address a knowledge gap in the market with 40% of CIO’s either unaware of modular data center 2.0 technology or the benefits associated with the technology before the Summit began.

Datapod filled this knowledge gap by hosting a workshop and a series of meetings. 

The Datapod workshop explained the benefits the Datapod System and how the system can be used to enhance existing data center infrastructure by using the Datapod System’s unique building block design to build in extra redundancy, build in extra capacity, or as a solution to disaster recovery. The Datapod workshop was conducted by Datapod Director Scott Carr and was acknowledged by Summit attendees as one of the best workshops at the Summit.

Datapod Co Director Adam Smith also attended the Summit and said interest in the Datapod System is increasing because of a shorter time frame to deployment and operation, a reduction in costs and the ability for the modular data center infrastructure to be factory acceptance tested before shipping and onsite assembly.

Mr Smith said, “The building block design of the Datapod System is providing CIO’s with flexibility and cost savings and this is driving awareness across the data center industry. The modular design, flexibility and quality of the Datapod System means CIO’s can overcome current challenges and, in some cases, leapfrog to the newest technology which then enables IT to drive the organisation instead of holding it back.” 

The modular data center infrastructure of the Datapod System has the added benefit of bringing the data center infrastructure into full control of the CIO and out of the realm of the Facilities Department. 

Mr Smith added, “This repositioning has significant advantages for the modern CIO, it provides them with better budget control and management of risk because the data center can be viewed as a machine and becomes a piece of IT equipment as opposed to a building that houses IT equipment with responsibility being shared across portfolios or departments. This enables CIO’s to achieve focused outcomes for the entire organisation.”

The Summit also identified 20 per cent of CIO’s identified data center optimization as the major issue facing their organisation in the short to medium term and for many the Datapod System presented a cost effective and flexible in-house data center solution. 

The Datapod System satisfies all the criteria of an enterprise grade data center in a modular configuration including high density processing of up to 30KW per rack enabling organisations to move more easily to an increased data center virtualization environment.

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Datapod to attend Asia CIO Summit in Hong Kong

Datapod will send an executive team to the Asia CIO Summit to be held in Hong Kong from 24-26 September 2013.

The CIO Summit Asia brings together 65 senior decision makers and business leaders from some of the regions most recognised organisations. The Summit aims to solve key business challenges and includes a workshop session hosted by Datapod.

The workshop will explain the features of modular data center deployments and the benefits the Datapod System can deliver to organisations in a range of sectors including finance, telecommunications, government and the information technology. 

The Summit enables participants to have a collaborative approach in sessions that focus on real life challenges and advances in technology innovation.

Datapod Director of Operations Adam Smith suggests interest in the Datapod System is increasing significantly because of a shorter time to deployment and operation, a reduction in costs and the ability for the modular data center infrastructure to be factory acceptance tested before shipping and onsite assembly.

Mr Smith said, “The Datapod System is providing CIO’s from organisations around the world with unprecedented flexibility and cost savings and this is driving a sharp increase in awareness across the data center industry. The modular nature and quality of the Datapod System means CIO’s are no longer anchored to old bricks and mortar technology. In fact modular data center infrastructure enables organisation to ‘lift anchor’ by significantly derisking data center expenditure. 

We have a fundamental belief at Datapod that the data centers of the future are machines and not buildings. By using our technology companies are able to better exploit ongoing advances in technology by reconfiguring modular data centers, in real time, as changes occur, which is a better use of resources and enables technology to drive business, instead of holding business back,” Mr Smith added.

For more information about the CIO Summit in Hong Kong or to book a meeting with a Datapod representative visit http://www.ciosummit.asia/

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Datapod Releases Data Center 2.0 White Paper

Innovative Australian modular data center manufacturer, Datapod, has released a white paper on data center 2.0 technology.

The white paper, titled Data Center 2.0 – The Perfect Storm Has Arrived, provides an industry insight into the modularization of data center technology and how this advance in technology has achieved industry acceptance, as well as how modular data centers are driving better customer outcomes when compared to tradition bricks and mortar approaches.

The Datapod white paper is based on industry experience and recognised industry data and explains how specific sectors can better leverage from data center 2.0 infrastructure.

The white paper is a follow up to the recent tour of the United States by Datapod Director of Operations Mr Adam Smith and features:

  • Industry snap shot and how the modular approach is forecast to increase market share,
  • Industry specific deployment examples and how data center 2.0 is enabling industry sectors to drive efficiency and productivity,
  • Technology comparisons between ‘snowflake design’ and the Datapod approach,
  • Datapod product insights and how Datapod is enabling CIO’S to meet the challenges needing to do more with less.

Datapod Director of Operations Mr Adam Smith said, “The Datapod white paper is an important milestone for our business and is a catalyst for further industry discussion regarding the modularization of the data center industry.”

“Datapod has developed a successful customer portfolio since we established our business in 2007 and we are keen to share some of our experience and insights so the wider industry, has more data available on the modularization of the industry.

Datapod is keen to take the knowledge we have developed in the government, mining and defence sectors, and extend these to other sectors of the global economy, including IT, education and research, and telecommunications,” Mr Smith added.

To learn more about Datapod and to download your copy of the white paper visit the Datapod resources page.

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Data Center 2.0 ‘Perfect Storm’ Presentation in Silicon Valley – Register Now

Innovative Data Center Manufacturer Datapod™ announced today that Adam Smith, Director of Operations, will be touring the US coast to coast from July 22-July 31.

San Jose, CA: Leading energy efficient modular data center manufacturer Datapod announced today that its Director of Operations, Adam Smith, will be delivering a presentation ” Data Center 2.0 – The perfect storm has arrived” on 30 July 2013 in San Jose, CA. 

According to Mr Smith and other industry experts the data center industry is at the beginning of a period of fundamental, disruptive change. 

A combination of technological, economic and market factors have created the perfect storm, resulting in data centers increasingly engineered and constructed in a fundamentally different way than in the past and this will be the focus of his presentation. 

Mr Smith said, “The emergence of prefabricated, modular data centers will have a major impact on the data center industry, in fact the revolution has already begun.” 

During the presentation-” Data Center 2.0 – The perfect storm has arrived’ Mr Smith will introduce Datapod’s methodology of standardized, pre-engineered and pre-built set of building blocks. 

Being widely adopted as the future of Data Centers (Data Center 2.0), the Datapod System is a truly modular, scalable set of building blocks that has been designed over several years enabling users to realize the benefits of standardization, manufacturing efficiencies and reduced time to deployment. 

The system has proven to help clients align their infrastructure deployments to their technology requirements-in both size/capacity, time to deployment, duration of useful life and location/flexibility. 

Who Should Attend:

  • Data center owners and operators facing challenges to meet growth demands from customers
  • Multi-tenant and enterprise data center decision makers currently tasked with developing future technological data center strategies
  • Architectural, engineering and design firms with speciality areas focusing on data centers
  • Traditional back-end data center equipment vendors (i.e. power and cooling infrastructure) aiming to compete in the future data center market
  • Financial professionals considering investments in data center properties and companies
  • Financial professionals considering investments in modular data center equipment vendors
  • Real estate and planning professionals actively involved in specifically targeting the data center industry
  • Hosting, cloud and managed services companies facing increased pressure from large cloud providers 

Speaking Session Details 

Title: Data Center 2.0 – The perfect storm has arrived

Speaker: Adam Smith, Datapod Director of Operations 

Where: San Jose Marriott

301 S. Market Street

San Jose, CA 95114

When: July 30, 2013 at 1:00PM – 3.00PM 

RSVP: 28 July 2013. Contact Datapod USA Waite Ave on waite.ave@datapod.com or 281-825-9790 

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To learn more about this event or to RSVP please contact Waite Ave at Datapod Waite Ave waite.ave@datapod.com or 281-825-9790 

Experience Data Center 2.0 Datapod System – watch this video

About Datapod 

Datapod™ delivers an unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. We can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  

Datapod is a modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. 

Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. 

Datapod enables data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

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Datapod Heads To Silicon Valley For Talks

CANBERRA, Australia: Datapod Director Adam Smith will be in Silicon Valley for a series of meetings with some of the world’s largest IT companies to discuss upcoming data center deployments.

The Silicon Valley visit will take place later this month and will feature a presentation available to IT infrastructure managers and CIO’s wanting to learn more about smarter, modular data center deployments.

The Silicon Valley visit comes on top of Datapod’s first exports to Europe and further data center deployments for key customers in the Asia Pacific region. 

The Datapod Director will also make a keynote presentation providing customers in the United States a chance to learn more about Datapod and why the System is a leading Data Center 2.0 technology.

Datapod Director Adam Smith said, “We have had recent heavy interest from a number of organisations in the United States, especially around the Silicon Valley hub. This tour is an opportunity to meet with those customers and also develop further business partnerships in the United States.”

Datapod has recently strengthened the longstanding partnership with Universal Networking Services with the formation of Datapod USA. The establishment of Datapod USA is pivotal to the expansion of Datapod and provides the company with on the ground services in one of the world’s largest markets.

“The development of the United States and wider North American market looms large on the Datapod horizon and we are working hard to establish category need and position Datapod as a leading solution in the modular Data Center 2.0 market,” said Mr Smith.

The modular Datapod System enables customers with high density applications to right size their data center needs and ‘clip on’ extra capacity as the needs arise.

To meet Datapod Director Adam Smith and to register your interest in the Datapod Silicon Valley Presentation email Datapod or call +1(281)825-9790

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Datapod a leader in Data Center Safety

An independent safety assessment company has recognized Datapod as a leader in safety.

The independent assessment was conducted by Proteus EPCM Engineers in a recent data center deployment for a global mining company in West Australian. 

The assessment illustrated a commitment to safety with Datapod compliant or exceeding compliance in all but one category. There were over 150 areas covered in the report.

The report looked at a number of criteria including, work area condition, working with compressed gas, fire prevention, working at height, use and condition of tools and equipment, working with chemicals, material storage, personal protective equipment, working on ladders and elevated platforms as well as first aid, environmental management, project documentation, use of rigging and cranage, and general permits.

Mine sites are hazardous by nature and a place where safety is paramount and Datapod’s Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment Manager Shontelle Hellyer (Pictured above) said this report is confirmation of Datapod’s commitment to this area.

Ms Hellyer said, “This independent report is important to Datapod and our customers, as it shows we take safety very seriously when assembling and deploying our data centers. It also demonstrates our experience when we deploy data centers, we ensure our processes are in place before commencement of work on any site we work on, and this helps de-risk projects for our customers.”

Datapod believes their experience and high safety standards in the mining sector is a blue print for safely deploying modular data centers for other sectors, including the oil and petroleum industry as well as for the education, health and government sectors.

“For each Datapod deployment we implement a safety overview, site safety plan, risk assessment control, safety work method statements and an issues register which records any safety incidents from the job. Safe workplaces don’t just happen – they’re created. Our commitment to safety gives our employees peace of mind and our customers confidence knowing safety and environment are a top priority,” Ms Hellyer said.

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Innovative Datapod Data Centre Solution for Universities Showcased At QuestNet

QuestNet 2013

Innovative data centre manufacturer, Datapod, will be showcasing their modular Data Centre 2.0 technology at the QuestNet Conference to be held on Australia’s iconic Gold Coast from 2-5 July 2013.

Datapod represents the new paradigm in modular data centre technology and Datapod will showcase how the education, science and research sector can leverage from the manufactured approach to data centre infrastructure and how to drive benefits for their university.

The benefits for the university sector include:

  • Enhancing teacher outcomes and student experiences by deploying leading Data Centre 2.0 technology and enabling increased computing capacity,
  • Driving down IT costs by deploying a modular data centre system that enables universities to ‘clip on’ extra capacity as data centre needs are required,
  • Reducing the organisations carbon footprint by accessing leading energy efficient data centre technology,
  • Enabling universities to be more responsive to change, exploit IT and de-risk data centre investment by leveraging from the manufactured and factory acceptance tested Datapod technology.
  • Enable universities to create new revenue streams and capitalise on the trend to offer data centre and cloud computing services to external organisations.

Datapod Consultant Executive George Cvetanovski will lead the team heading to the Gold Coast.

Mr Cvetanovski said, “We are starting to see internationally how innovative universities are leading the way with modular data centre technology and by doing so they are delivering major benefits to their organisation and the science and research community, and we are working to deliver those benefits to institutions here in Australia.”

“The modular approach to data centre investment enables the university sector to de-risk their investment, and importantly, deliver a cost effective solution that lays the platform for future computing technology,” said Mr Cvetanoski.

For more information about the International Design Award winning Datapod System visit the Datapod Vimeo Channel or visit the Datapod Stand at QuestNet 2013 at the Royal Pines Resort.

About Datapod

Datapod is an innovative modular data centre manufacturer offering a complete site infrastructure solution. Our standardised data centre 2.0 approach offers class-leading performance and efficiency.

The modular Datapod System can be factory acceptance tested and delivered in three months and deployed in a week, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings for our customers. 

The building block flexibility de-risks capital investments by enabling customers to right-size, move and scale to meet changing requirements as their needs evolve.

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AustMine 2013 Perth, Australia

Datapod showcased at international mining conference

Datapod will be showcasing the Datapod System at the International AustMine 2013 Conference to be held in Perth from 20 – 23 May 2013.

Datapod has already deployed Datapod Systems for some of Australia’s biggest mining enterprises and is looking to assist other mining companies to drive onsite productivity by utilising the latest in modular Data Centre 2.0 design and technology.

The patented ‘click together’ design and manufactured approach by Datapod means a fully operational, redundant and enterprise grade data centre can be deployed within 3-4 months and deliver significant CAPEX and OPEX cost saving for mining customers.

The rugged design also means the Datapod System can be deployed in extreme remote locations and can withstand cyclones and lightning strikes.

Datapod Director Adam Smith will head the team travelling to Perth and believes there are many cost and productivity benefits associated with deploying an onsite Datapod System.

Mr Smith said, “The Datapod System enables our customers to leverage from a pay-as-you-go service model which not only gets assets off their balance sheet but also lets customers align costs with fluctuating business needs and changes in technology.”

The Datapod Systems are already driving productivity at mines in Mount Isa and Broken Hill by helping customers meet the need for massive onsite, on demand computers to analyse geological and geospatial data, to provide IT infrastructure for short or medium term projects and to help mine the massive amounts of data produced from Smart Grid technologies.

“The patented design of the Datapod data centre system means it is just at home in an extreme and hazardous environment at a mine site as it is in an inner city urban environment. The Datapod System provides customers with an enterprise grade data centre and can include features such as clean rooms, energy efficient cooling, as well as a number of power and cooling redundancies,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith will lead a team from Datapod to the International AustMine Conference and will demonstrate the flexibility of the Datapod System using the industry first Datapod App at the Datapod Stand.

Datapod will be located at stand six at the Perth Convention Centre for the International AustMine 2013 Conference from 20-23 May 2013. 

To arrange a meeting with Datapod Director Adam Smith call +61 421 050 670.

Organise a factory tour – Call +61 1300 724 405

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Data Centre 2.0 technology drives triple bottom line for Universities

EXCLUSIVE INVITATION: Innovative Australian data centre manufacturer Datapod invites Queensland universities to a Data Centre 2.0 presentation.

The lunchtime presentation will provide Queensland universities with the opportunity to learn more about the Data Center 2.0 paradigm and how it can deliver a triple bottom line including better student outcomes, reduced carbon emissions through energy efficiency and reduced operational and capital costs.

The presentation features the latest green, modular data centre technology and how this manufactured approach can drive benefits for each university.

The benefits for universities include:

  • Enhancing teacher outcomes and student experiences by providing a leading a technology infrastructure platform,
  • Driving down IT CAPEX and OPEX costs by deploying a modular data centre system that enables the university to ‘clip on’ extra capacity as data centre needs grow,
  • Reducing the university’s carbon footprint by accessing leading energy efficient technology,
  • Enabling the university to be more responsive to change, exploit IT and de-risk investment by leveraging from the manufactured and factory acceptance tested Datapod technology,
  • Enable the university to create new commercial revenue streams and capitalise on the trend to offer data storage and cloud computing services to external organisations.

When and Where:
The lunch time presentations occur at regular times through out the year. To register your interest simply fill out our contact form and a Datapod consultant will be contact you to arrange a seat for you at the next event.

Who should attend?

  • CIO’s
  • CFO’s
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • IT hardware project managers
  • IT or related Directors and Associate Directors