Rethink Your Data Center | HP POD
Remember back a few years, and the common perception of what a computer display consisted of. It was a CRT tube, and depending on screen size could weigh a 100 pounds, put off a ton of heat and consumed a bunch of energy. I love watching Sci-fi movies made just a few years ago as they depict high-tech computers in 2050, and the displays are all the old CRT tube type monitors. The writers couldn’t predict flat screen LCD monitors (though some skipped the LCD altogether and went straight to projected holograms). It takes some imagination and re-thinking to come up with innovations.
Now think of the common perception of what an entire data center consists of - that big energy-hog in the basement. It’s time to re-think what that could be.
Traditional brick-and-mortar data center infrastructure is buckling under the demand for ever-increasing compute power. Brick-and-mortar data centers are challenged by costly real estate and construction, lengthy deployment timelines, and the constant need to be more energy efficient amidst looming environmental compliance requirements. They are powered 24x7, over-provisioned, and under-utilized. capital-intensive, these data centers incur a huge upfront capital investment and are seldom optimized for current or future IT. The monolithic data center is not designed to be deployed quickly enough to meet accelerating demands nor does it scale easily.
What Does Your Business Need From A Data Center?
Today’s enterprises need a data center that is right-sized and is neither over- nor under-provisioned. They need to be able to deploy their data center faster, at lower costs, and with greater energy efficiency. Rising energy costs and the need for regulatory compliance mean that energy efficiency is not only welcome, but will soon become mandatory. Modular data center solutions are designed to operate with improved efficiency, to deliver greater dollar per watt savings, faster deployment times, and a smaller data center footprint when compared to monolithic data centers.
The ability to pay-as-you grow does away with the need to build more capacity than required, in essence avoiding the need for over-provisioning your data center. Of course, you want all this quickly and at a fraction of the cost of a brick-and-mortar data center.
Introducing the world’s most efficient data center: the HP Performance Optimized Data Center 240a
The HP Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) 240a is a high-performance, energy-efficient, turnkey, modular solution with integrated power, innovative Adaptive Cooling Technology, and powerful facility and IT management and monitoring systems. Based on a standardized design, it can be configured and tested with your integrated IT solution even before leaving the HP factory.
The HP POD 240a delivers the ultimate in data center efficiency with 88 percent faster data center deployments, reduces capital expenditures by 75 percent, and reduces energy usage by 95 percent as compared to traditional brick and mortar data centers.
So, re-think about it. Save 90%. Instead of building that next data center from scratch – or before you purchase a plethora of pieces and parts for your next big project and try to stuff them into your existing space – take a look at the HP POD 240a.
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