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BladeRoom datacentre factory
Pictured above is the BladeRoom datacentre factory in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, UK.
BladeRoom has been in the business of building and selling datacentres for five years, putting to work its expertise gained over 20 years of making self-contained facilities for the healthcare and food sectors. Its containers have helped Capgemini achieve a high level of efficiency with its Merlin datacentre in Swindon.
It takes one day for the floor section of a module to be mated with the ceiling module via struts and to have its floor panelled with wood. Once the floor and ceiling have been combined (pictured, left), the module is panelled (right) and then modified internally to conform to the design specifications of the buyer.
Installed BladeRoom modules reported PUE ratings of between 1.13 and 1.34, the company told ZDNet when we visited in 2011.
GALLERY: Inside a datacentre factory
Image: Jack Clark