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What are the advantages of the micro-module computer room vs. the traditional computer room?

Release time: 2021-07-21 Source: Joryun Views: 357

The data center computer room is an important area within the company, and how to protect the safety performance of the computer room is very important. The modular data room divides a large data center into several independent areas (independent modules). The construction scale, power load, and resource allocation of each area are designed and constructed in accordance with unified standards. With the continuous development of IT equipment requirements, independent modules can be continuously added and gradually built on demand to achieve rapid construction and rapid replication of existing data centers.

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According to the contradiction between demand and low investment and high return, it can meet the future cloud computing, virtualization, blade server and other high-density, low-consumption, rapid deployment, and flexible expansion needs, effectively improve the work efficiency of the data center, and control the investment cost In order to meet the needs of rapid deployment of data room below 300 square meters, the modular data center room was launched. Modular data center is a complete data center solution that integrates cabinets, power distribution, refrigeration, monitoring, integrated wiring, fire protection and other systems to achieve seamless integration of power supply, cooling and management components. Enables the modular data center to operate intelligently and efficiently, allowing customers to spend less investment and obtain more revenue, thereby reducing operating expenses.

Modular data center can be used in small and medium data center computer rooms with an area of ​​50 square meters to 100 square meters, supporting cement floor installation and raised floor installation. Modular data centers are fast and flexible in construction and can be deployed on demand. The construction period is 50% shorter than traditional computer rooms. Modular data centers are mainly used in the local high-density deployment of traditional data center computer rooms and the rapid construction of small and medium-sized computer rooms.

What is the difference between a micro-module computer room and a traditional computer room?

The modular computer room construction model has more advantages than the traditional construction model. It can create more value while meeting customer business needs and become the new standard and direction indicator of the future data center construction model. The following will introduce the difference between modular computer room construction and traditional construction for your reference.

Problems faced by traditional data centers

1. Long construction period

Traditional data center construction cycle is usually divided into decision-making stage, implementation preparation stage, implementation stage, and commissioning and completion stage according to the actual situation of project construction. The entire construction cycle is about 400 days.

2, poor scalability

Expansion ability is very important for adaptability. Based on the analysis of future business needs, the system capacity is planned according to the bad situation, but they are unable to predict the situation in 3 to 4 years, thus causing over construction.

3, high energy consumption

Huge power loss Data center operation requires a lot of power. Traditional construction does not take into account the issues of electricity, cooling, and airflow management. Many data centers have high data center energy efficiency indicators and adopt conventional reliability. High environmental power equipment, but these equipment are often low efficiency, the PUE of the data center is above 2.0 or even higher, which means that about half of the energy used by the data center is consumed on the IT load, and the other half is consumed by On the critical physical infrastructure of the network including power supply equipment, cooling equipment and lighting facilities.

4, the computer room operation and maintenance is difficult

IT operation and maintenance is facing many problems, deep in the dilemma of low service quality and unable to extricate itself: extensive operation and maintenance, resource accounts are unclear; coupled with the replacement of operation and maintenance personnel, operation and maintenance personnel do not understand all IT resources, and management is even more difficult Speaking of; lack of a unified service interface, fault response and fault handling tracking are chaotic; system operation and maintenance optimization requires IT personnel to accumulate a large amount of data and reports to draw conclusions, and it is difficult for daily IT operation and maintenance management to effectively count these data.

Micro module data center advantage

1, rapid deployment, shorten the construction period

The micro-module data center speeds up the planning and design speed, and can configure the system structure in a reasonable manner according to the design goals. The mass production of micro-modules can realize the off-the-shelf supply, thus improving the delivery speed; standardized connection methods can reduce the work of on-site configuration and connection The construction period of the micro-module data center can be greatly shortened. The implementation phase of the traditional data center requires 7-8 months, and the use of micro-module construction can be shortened to 2-3 months.

2. Convenient expansion and phased construction

Using the micro-module architecture, data centers can be gradually increased, so that from one micro-module to dozens of micro-modules can be constructed in stages according to demand. The configuration of IT space of any size in a large data center is in a good state. The micro-module data center solution significantly reduces the cost of the data center during its service life.

3, standard module, stable and reliable

The micro-module data center adopts modularization, standardization and high integration design, which makes the whole system highly stable. At the same time, the micro-module data center can provide N, N+1, 2N and other configuration schemes in the power backup scheme according to customer needs to meet the high Tier4 level of TIA-942.

4, green, energy-saving

The electricity cost during the service life of a data center is the largest item in the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Compared with the traditional computer room, the cooling efficiency of the micro-module data center is increased by more than 12%. The micro-module data center combines a water cooling system and a natural cooling system, and the PUE can be reduced to less than 1.5.

5. Intelligent management, efficient operation

The intelligent management system can help customers save energy and reduce consumption, realize the multi-level and refined energy consumption management of the data room, and accurately locate the additional energy loss points through a variety of reports. Based on big data analysis, output energy-saving optimization plans, and build a green data room. Best Asset Management is to manage the life cycle of the entire network’s assets to achieve closed-loop management of asset information, to ensure timely data refresh and timely management. At the same time, it helps users to formulate asset maintenance plans, helps customers realize proactive early warning in the maintenance plan, and can dynamically adjust the maintenance plan, output the optimization plan according to the current actual situation, and build a good asset management function.

The difference between micro-modular computer room construction and traditional construction

In the process of computer room construction, compared with the traditional construction mode, modular computer room construction mainly has the following differences:

1. Integrated distributed deployment: batch replication, on-demand expansion, three rooms into one

From UPS & battery room + air conditioning room + IT room into IT room, the requirements for the building are unified and clear, and the interface is unified. Module-level on-demand construction has changed from a unified construction of a computer room to a phased construction of a micro-module. It only takes 13 weeks from ordering to delivery of 20 modules, and the rapid IDC deployment capability is adaptive to rapid development needs.

2. Decoupling of modules and civil works: one-time planning, investment in stages, and rapid deployment

Civil construction and IT construction are separated, the main building and basic hydropower are completed at one time, and the data center modules are deployed flexibly as needed. All components of the data center module are standardized products with reserved interfaces, which can be quickly produced and shipped, and quickly assembled on site, which effectively increases ROI and reduces Capex by 10%.

3. Decoupling of components in the module and channel structure: flexible response to future changes

The server life cycle is generally 3-5 years, and the data center is 10-15 years. When the next round of server configuration changes, the micro-module can flexibly adjust the ratio of internal power supply, distribution and cooling to deal with it, which greatly improves the future availability of the micro-module .

4. Sealed channel + chilled water row-level air conditioner reduces PUE to 1.5. The sealed channel design isolates hot and cold air streams. The row-level air conditioner cools nearby and transfers nearby heat, eliminates local hot spots, and greatly improves cooling efficiency. PUE is as low as 1.5 in field test, OPEX Reduce by 35%-40%.

5. Intelligent management architecture: single-module monitoring and cluster monitoring improve operation and maintenance efficiency

Each micro-module deploys a touch screen (with an independent intelligent management system), which is connected to the switch and is responsible for the monitoring and management of this module; at the same time, it provides a northbound SNMP interface and supports micro-module-based cluster management. The interface is clear, which greatly improves the efficiency of operation and maintenance.


Through the difference between the above analysis, we can clearly see that the modular construction model has more advantages than the traditional construction model. It can create more value while meeting customer business needs and become the new standard for future data center construction models. With direction signs.


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