Dell launches enterprise mobile data center for military, gov't ops

Dell launches enterprise mobile data center for military, gov't ops

Summary: Dell's Tactical Mobile Data Centers are built to withstand extreme temperatures for military and government deployments worldwide.


Dell is rolling out a new, enterprise-grade mobile data center for military and government operations, including those in remote locations.

The Dell Tactical Mobile Data Center is an air-deployable and customizable solution designed to be able to set up an IT infrastructure anywhere quickly to power operations. Upon departure, Dell touts that these systems leave behind a "minimal footprint" for quicker movements when installing and uninstalling these machines.

The mobile data center can also be used to expand customers' existing data centers as a backup or recovery system.

As these data centers are boasted to be deployable anywhere, they're also built to withstand extreme temperatures to maintain performance in different environments. Each data center is contained in weather-resistant ISU-96 containers that are 3G Flight Certified to be transported via military fixed-wing airframes or commercial aircraft.

Each Tactical Mobile Data Center is comprised of at least two of the components: an IT Pack and an AC/UPS Pack. These systems can run on land power, generator power, or a combination of both.

Here are some examples of what can be included and configured in the Dell Tactical Mobile Data Center IT and AC/UPS packs:

IT Pack
• Three 42U - 15KW capacity server racks (45KW total)
• Power Distribution Units
• Data connections (fiber, copper, or BNC)
• Customize with Dell servers and storage

• Glycol closed loop system supports cooling capacity of the IT Pack
• Battery backup and power conditioning system

Dell's Tactical Mobile Data Centers are ready to be shipped and sold to military, government or enterprise customers starting today.

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Topics: Dell, Data Centers, Data Management, Government, Mobility

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  • Gonna put one of these in my backyard..

    And plug it into the neighbor's outside AC jack :)
  • nice

    yes in the back realy nice to see the government doing the best for the troops.seeing my son and daughter are both in now along with so many others. hope they all come home soon.
    • The Govt Is Not Doing It For The Soldiers Benefit...

      The Govt Is Not Doing It For The Soldiers Benefit but for the benefit of its mission to enforce the will of its corporate sponsors and international partners. If it really was "for the troops" as the media continually inundates us with then they would have brought them home a long time ago. There are men and women serving numerous tours of duty all in the name of a cause that has no legitimate purpose, terrorism. Statistically speaking, you are far more likely to be killed by some action taken by our own government then by anything done by anyone labeled as a terrorist. And that's using the Federal government’s own statistical data. Don't believe it. then look it up. The Noun (person, place or thing) that has caused more human deaths this century than anything else is government and its called Democide.

      According to Wikipedia, In the 20th century Democide surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural deaths. Democide does not include those killed in combat and yet it still is the leading cause of death and that should scare the hell out of us all. If you do a Google search on “leading cause of death” you won’t find mention of Democide and that’s because you’re not supposed to. The public needs to think that things like smoking are what kills most people when in fact its governments that kill the most. You have to explicitly ask for non-natural deaths to see Democide ih the results; something most users of Google are not going to do when seeking info on “causes of death”.

      I understand that it hurts more to admit that your kids are being used as corporate thugs and that it’s easier to believe they are fighting for freedom but that's not reality. Technology goodies like this Dell thing are not implemented for the benefit of those serving but for the benefit of the enforcement action the troops are being used to execute. Remember the difficulty with getting the troops the right kind of protective gear a few years back, long before we had hit tough economic times? And yet there’s somehow plenty of money for more and more militaristic actions by government from putting military on the streets of America to the hiring of thousands of goons (including criminals) as TSA workers.

      The only way we will change this abuse of our children by the ever power hungry government is by refusing to buy into their big lies about fighting terrorism and refusal to comply with any and all unconstitutional actions they take no matter what authority they claim for said action be it the UN or the OK of a group of paid off judges.