HP Flexible Data Center Reduces Clients’ Upfront Capital Investment Requirements by Half, Optimizes Resource Use

HP today introduced a new way for clients to cut capital investment requirements for the design and build of data centers in half while significantly decreasing their carbon footprint.(1)

The patent-pending HP Flexible Data Center (HP Flexible DC) offers a standardized, modular approach to designing and building data centers that allows clients to replace traditional data center designs with a flexible solution that can be expanded as needed while conserving resources.

HP Flexible DC “butterfly” design
HP Flexible DC is based on a “butterfly” design featuring four prefabricated quadrants, or modules, that stem off a central administrative section. The offering uses industrial components to improve cost efficiencies as well as a streamlined building process with a variety of options for power and cooling distribution.

HP Critical Facilities Services – which provides consulting and design engineering and architecture services – collaborates with clients to evaluate their needs and to help with the planning and implementation of all aspects of their data center infrastructures.

Features of HP Flexible DC include:

— Prefabricated, standardized components allow clients to shorten the time it takes to build and deploy a data center, resulting in lower capital costs and faster time to market.
— The modular design extends clients’ ability to increase scalable capacity while retaining specified levels of reliability and redundancy.   
— Specific configurations optimize the use of power and cooling resources to lower energy and water use, enabling clients to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and a facility’s carbon footprint.
— Air-cooled, rather than water-cooled, mechanical systems save clients power and potentially millions of gallons of water annually.

Pricing and availability
HP Flexible DC is available through HP Critical Facilities Services. Pricing varies according to location and implementation. More information is available at www.hp.com/services/flexdc

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