The modularity is a wide area for discussion in Data Center Industry. But, have you ever wondered if your Data Center is modular and easy expandable?
If your Infrastructure covers all the below mentioned conditions, then you should argue that the Data Center is modular.
• Ability to scale and grow. The modular systems can be ready to address the present IT requirements and grow as much is needed. The specific requirement is really essential since a non-modular design specifies increased capital and operating expenditures.
• Ability to receive modules with specialized functionality. The Physical Infrastructure equipment (UPS & Cooling), the IT Equipment (Servers) and the Network Assets should be designed and deployed in a flexible variety of configurations, in order to address the availability requirements of the Data Center.
• Quick Deployment to the environment. As the IT and Network Equipment changes every 2-3 years then the Infrastructure should be easily and quick reconfigured in order to anticipate the changing IT needs.
• Fault tolerance. As the IT equipment requires 365/24/7 Operation then the Infrastructure should be ready to accomplish this special assignment. The Infrastructure should provide internal redundancy and fault independence through additional modules which will assure the unproblematic operation of your Data Center.