Global digital dependency is growing unprecedentedly and with so many aspects of our economic, commercial, and social lives now online, data centres are fast becoming one of the most important classes of infrastructure. Data is being churned out in unimaginable quantities and is accelerating, so much so that it is redefining the data centre landscape. Localised processing is needed for performance, safety, and usability. Facilities at the edge capable of meeting this demand quickly, cost effectively and sustainably are in short supply.

DataQube has developed a portfolio of podular data centres for external deployments that are scalable according to requirements. Their person-free architecture makes installation possible in challenging situations where traditional installs are neither feasible nor practical due to their sheer magnitude and upfront investment. Each DataQube “pod” is fully equipped with the necessary IT, power, cooling infrastructure and fibre connectivity for ultra-high-speed-ultra low latency performance.

Data centres in miniature with maximum security

Each pod offers security and resilience capabilities comparable to a centralised facility but without the any patching frames, networking equipment or power/cooling infrastructure to contend with. Accessing the individual pods is controlled remotely by our highly trained SOC staff to safeguard your valuable data from being compromised and to protect your IT equipment against foul play. Our outdoor pods can be built to ballistic standards, with a PUE as low as 1.05 and reduce carbon emissions to less than 250g CO2/kwh.

Key features

  • Podular – Each “Pod” is a mini standalone Data Centre
  • Turnkey – Comprises the required HPC, power, cooling and storage infrastructure within a single self-contained unit
  • Built to suit – Deployments are customisable in line with project requirements or building/equipment structures
  • Flexible – multiple shape and configuration options possible
  • Expandable – from 1 kW pod to x MW pods stacked next to each other
  • Sustainable – 50% less energy consumption and C02 emissions
  • Lowest industry PUE – under 1.05

A scalable solution with world class cooling, power, and security capabilities

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UPS Pod
Expandable modular UPS system, providing power resilience in the event of a power failure/interruption

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Switchboards & PDU’s
Configured to meet requirements, Tier 1-4, generator and load bank options

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IT Pods
Air or Liquid cooled. Unlimited number of racks can be added

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Cooling Units
Up to 30kW per rack with air cooling, up to 100kW per rack with liquid cooling

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Fire suppression/detection
Each pod is fitted with fire detection and an automated self-activating fire extinguishing system

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Security
24×7 security monitoring, intruder detection, CCTV installed on the exterior of each pod

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External pod
Fully waterproof, IP rated outer structure to protect all internal equipment

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High density
Immersive and submerged liquid cooling systems

Security that satisfies Government secret requirements

All deployed security systems and processes have been designed in accordance with current SBD standards. DataQube’s outer and inner casings are highly resilient and tamper-free due to their unique manufacture with intruder alarm and CCTV built-in for heightened security. The system’s IT infrastructure is protected by KryptoKloud’s award-winning cyber security monitoring software which leverage darknet intelligence for enhanced detection capabilities. All communication is dynamically monitored 24×7 to proactively identify possible breaches and if any malicious activity is detected, an alert is triggered, together with a comprehensive escalation process for damage limitation and control.

Cybersecurity
DataQube’s Cybersecurity Platform Assures Three Critical Components:
  • Heightened security of data flows between internal/external systems and devices and information transmitted via RF or fibre
  • Around the clock protection of all IT assets housed inside the unit
  • Tamper-free, multilayer security mechanism to mitigate weak spots between the transmission layers
Native security
DataQube’s Native Security tools deliver the following:
  • 24×7 automated vulnerability assessment of all hardware, software and firmware housed inside DataQube
  • Intelligence-based security monitoring for proactive threat detection and efficient correlation of information and/or assets compromised
  • Onsite team of trained security professionals to guarantee heightened protection for already robust units