Sonic Edge Ltd has announced the launch of the Sonic Edge Pod in partnership with Submer, a leading provider of immersion cooling solutions. The new micro data centre has 100kW of immersion cooling power and has been designed to enable customers to perform complex HPC workloads at either the Edge or On-Premise locations. It arrives on site fully commissioned and can be up and running in a number of hours, the company said.
The Sonic Edge Pod comes with 120kW UPS, fire and gas suppression, CCTV inside and out, alarm system and aims to achieve a PUE target of around 1.15. Stuart Priest, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sonic Edge Ltd, said: “We’ve seen a big increase in enquires for immersion cooling and partnering with Submer has been an ideal fit for both companies.
“There has been a rapid rise in the adoption of HPC and with that comes the challenge of high heat intensity. Because the liquid is much more effective at conducting heat than air, immersion cooling is a very efficient cooling system that requires significantly less energy input.
“The Edge and On-Premise market continues to see significant growth and this will continue to accelerate as we move through 2021 into 2022 and beyond. We see our range of Prefabricated Edge Pods taking full advantage of this high growth Technology sector”, he said.
What are micro data centres (MDCs)?
Micro data centres or MDCs are smaller versions of traditional data centres. They are designed to take and organise different workloads compared to the larger facilities and have the ability to solve more specific problems.
Usually, micro data centres house less than 10 servers and 100 virtual machines. Features of a micro data centre include security, a cooling system, humidity sensors, and a power source. MDCs are particularly suited to remote locations due to their small carbon footprint. They can be deployed anywhere from office spaces, shops, and banks. This means that as time moves on, operations can be brought physically closer to the business, although the use of traditional data centres will still be necessary for larger tasks.
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