Datapod wins international design award

Tuesday, 08 June, 2010


Canberra data centre manufacturer Datapod has won an Australian International Design Award for excellence in innovation and design in the Business and Technology category. It is the first time in the event’s history that a data centre design has received this award.

The Datapod system is a set of pre-manufactured infrastructure modules that combine to create a complete data centre facility but at a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time that it would normally take to construct such a facility. This pre-manufactured approach allows Datapod to offer its clients a quality assured outcome that is standard and pre-tested prior to delivery.

The system is designed to achieve very high energy efficiency for mission-critical ICT technology. It includes environment monitoring, backup generators and cooling and also includes state-of-the-art technology licensed from APC by Schneider Electric.

The Datapod system is up to 50% more energy efficient than traditional brick and mortar data centres. This dramatically reduces the energy costs and carbon footprint of the facility, which is an increasingly important consideration for the data centre market worldwide.

The Datapod system has the added benefit of being modular which means the Datapods can simply be clipped together as data centre capacity requirements increase. This patent pending feature significantly reduces the amount of upfront investment required to build a data centre because investment can be made in small increments as required.

Datapod Director Scott Carr is extremely pleased to win the award. “The award is wonderful recognition for the entire Datapod team. We set out to engineer the world’s best data centre solution and I think winning this award demonstrates we have created a world-class product.

“The Datapod System really does represent a leap forward in data centre design and although I think we have the best product on the market today, the product roadmap doesn’t end here.

“We’re currently planning a collaborative research and development program with the Australian National University that we expect will further improve the way energy is utilised and managed in our data centres.”

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