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BladeRoom modules PUE
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 are all currently reporting power usage effectiveness ratings of between 1.13 and 1.34, the company said. Power usage effectiveness (PUE) expresses the amount of power expended on non-IT services for a datacentre, so a PUE of 1.13 indicates that for every unit of power spent on the servers and IT hardware, an additional .13 units are spent on the cooling, lighting and other supporting infrastructure.
BladeRoom said a datacentre built with its technology can typically be shipped and installed to the client's site 18 weeks after commissioning. That compares with an industry average of around 78 weeks, it said.
The company draws on its history of making modular kitchen facilities for events, and orthopaedic operating theatres and clean rooms for temporary deployment, to speed the time it takes to make the modules. "Everything is as slick as possible, like Meccano," Smith said.
Photo credit: Jack Clark
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