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Digital Realty Trust updates its POD Architecture

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 5, 2013
POD 3.0 advances energy efficiency, maximises reliability and reduces costs for its customers.

Digital Realty Trust has announced the release of the next generation of its POD Architecture.

The company leverages this architecture to design and build its Turn-Key Flex solution to advance energy efficiency, maximise reliability and reduce costs for its customers.

Digital Realty Trust, the global provider of data centre solutions, notes that version 3 of its POD Architecture advances the modular approach to data centre design by increasing the critical IT load delivered from the current 1,125 kW to 1,200 kW.

POD 3.0 also reduces the number of components required for the additional capacity.  

"This new generation of POD Architecture will enable us to do more in terms of capacity and energy performance, using the same operating scale that we successfully deployed as POD 2.0," said Jim Smith, chief technology officer at Digital Realty.

Enhanced and simplified design

Through its enhanced and simplified design, Digital Realty is dedicated to provide its customers with flexible data centre solutions that address their specific requirements.

An improved, simplified arrangement of components in POD Architecture 3.0 serves as the foundation of Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex solution.

The company notes that it has increased the solution's critical IT load capacity to 1,200 kW from 1,125 kW at the same cost point achieved with the earlier version POD 2.0.

The company has been able to improve the yield on building space for data centres by reducing the infrastructure footprint. The newly released version will also produce data centres featuring higher energy efficiency.

"By pre-assembling electrical and mechanical room components, while retaining the flexibility that customers require of a customised data centre, POD 3.0 once again puts Digital Realty customers at the forefront of data centre development innovation," added Smith.


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