Services provider, Triforce Services, has become the first Australian partner to sell HP's new datacentre in a container.
The performance optimised datacentre (POD) is being delivered in conjunction with datacentre provider, DataKnox.
The POD requires a power feed and it has its own power distribution, air-conditioning capability and is set up for computing infrastructure internally.
“It’s an alternative to a traditional facilities-based datacentre,” general manager of Triforce Services, Corie Marinucci, said.
Triforce will supply the design of the internal computing infrastructure of the POD, delivery of the solution and project management of POD deployment.
DataKnox will provide the blade and storage infrastructure.
Marinucci said there were a several different customer requirements for a containerised datacentre. For example, customers that have restrictions on real estate and space, want something that is quick to deploy or require a datacentre for a short period of time.
“There are a number of situations where you have customers in older buildings that can’t hold high density computing like a blade environment,” he said. "From a customer perspective, it’s about specific needs around space and ease of deployment.
“It can be set up in a shorter time frame than building a normal datacentre and within reason it can be placed in any sort of location.”
DataKnox retail solutions architect, George Kazangi, said the POD lets them indulge in a market that no one else is playing in at the moment.
“It’s important because it gives us a quick go-to-market strategy and implementation process for people that want a datacentre in a hurry,” Kazangi said.
Partners and their customers can have a look at the POD at the Data Knoxx facility in Bella Vista, NSW.