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September 2016

Prefabricated and Micro Datacentres: The Essential Guide

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

As debate continues to rage about what role private, enterprise-owned datacentres will play in firms’ IT strategies in the years to come, what is becoming clear is that they type of facilities companies rely on are sure to change in line with their evolving business needs. The use of pre-fabricated, micro and edge datacentres are all widely tipped to grow in the coming years, as companies look for smaller, nimbler and faster-to-deploy facilities that can supplement their use of cloud and colocation. For companies looking to downsize their datacentre footprint, while retaining the ability to rapidly respond to the changing business landscape and tap into emerging technology trends, all three have their benefits. In this guide, we take a look at the range of datacentre options available to IT leaders today and how they stand to enhance and enable the digital transformation efforts of the enterprise.

Table Of Contents

  • Micro-datacentre: What IT problems it solves and what workload systems suit it
  • Life on the edge: The benefits of using micro datacentres
  • Micro data centers keep businesses competitive from next door
  • How to choose a micro data center in rugged locations
  • Combining edge datacentres with commercial property builds could boost sustainability
  • Edge datacentres hailed as answer to latency concerns in IoT era