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Multi-year deal sees Datapod deployed globally for resources giant

Datapod recently signed a 5 year deal with a major resources company that will see the Datapod system deployed globally in a variety of climatic regions and a range of sizes and densities – all based on the standardized Datapod architecture.  Factory-built systems will be rolled out from July 2018 to sites across Australia, and globally from the following year.  Competition from manufacturers around the world fell away as the customer’s stringent technical and safety demands became apparent.  Datapod’s proven track record in the resource sector as well as our >1500 days without LTI safety record were key factors in our selection, according to Managing Director Scott Carr.  “You can’t operate for nearly 5 years without incident unless safety is embedded in the culture of the company”.  

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Datapod Low-Profile PROJECTPOD enables fly-in deployment anywhere in the world

Canberra, January 28, 2016: Modular data center manufacturer Datapod has released a low-profile single module ‘all-in-one’ system that can be flown to it’s deployment site in the ubiquitous ‘Herc’.  The Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules is the most commonly used logistics transport aircraft in the world, in use with the UN, and most western governments/armed forces.  

Canberra-headquartered Datapod has recognized the demand for an ‘all-in-one’ modular data center system.  The ‘Projectpod’ range of single module units provides users with between 4 and 7 IT/Communications racks, with higher density versions supported by externally mounted heat-exchange condenser units to ensure loads of up to 15KW per rack can be accommodated.  

LOW-DENSITY RACKS IN A LOW-PROFILE MODULE

In an effort to reduce the overall form-factor of the module which would allow the system to be flown in the C-130J Hercules, Datapod have engineered a reduced-height system with in-built airconditioning module.  Capable of accommodating 4 low-density racks of ICT equipment, and featuring a separate UPS rack, with internal air-lock facility to maintain the cleanliness of the IT environment, the Low-Profile Projectpod is expected to fulfil the needs of organizations requiring rapid deployability in remote areas.  Whether it be in support of humanitarian work, in a military theater, or research studies in the field, localized IT capacity is now considerably simpler to deploy.