Australia-based modular datacentre manufacturer, Datapod, has inked a supply agreement with power management company, Eaton Australia.
Under the agreement, Datapod will deploy Eaton power quality management equipment into its datacentres. In the future, the equipment is to be augmented by Eaton power distribution and security products.
“When you are manufacturing a modular datacentre, each time you begin a new project you find you have to raise purchase orders with 30 or 40 different component suppliers. With Eaton, we are able to source multiple best-of-breed products from a single supplier,” Datapod managing director, Scott Carr, said.
Eaton managing director A/NZ, Gordon Makryllos, said the company’s long-term experience in the design and manufacture of power components for datacentres meant Eaton could meet the need for high-performance at a realistic price point.
“We understand the demands of modular datacentres, which can sometimes be required to operate in harsh conditions and with variable external power supplies. We’re confident our power quality technology can help Datapod meet the particular needs of all its customers.”
Following the securing of its first US-based customer, the utility company WSSC, Datapod said it plans to use its latest implementation with Eaton to showcase its technology and design leadership.
Carr added, “Since we started in 2007, Datapod has been an export-focused company. After having spent time designing and developing a mature product platform for clients in Australia, we are now turning our attention to the United States.”
Datapod said as customer numbers in the US increase, the company would establish a distribution facility there to complete final fit-outs and quality assurance testing, but pre-assembly of Eaton components will be undertaken within Eaton’s manufacturing facilities worldwide.