Converged Infrastructure

In IT speak it’s similar to holding the world speed record

If you were to time the construction of the HP Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) 20c/40c in real-time it will take about six weeks. However, the following time-lapse video provides you with an accelerated view (from start to finish) of HP ProLiant Servers being assembled and integrated into an HP Pod.



The benefits of deploying an HP POD can be summed up as follows:

  • Rapid deployment time and commissioning at the customer site
    • Can ship in as little as 6 weeks
    • Can ship directly to a customer site already fully loaded with integrated and tested racks
  • Optimized to efficiently support high density IT deployments
    • Delivers the equivalent of 5,000 sq ft of data center space in a 40ft/12m HP POD
    • Delivers the equivalent of 2,000 sq ft of data center in a 20ft/6m HP POD
    • Average 27kW per 50U rack (max rack capacity 34kW)
    • Designed to support up to five c7000 Blade Enclosures per rack
  • Supports a variety of different applications allowing customers the ability to customize features by offering a wide variety of options
    • Available in 20-foot (6 m) and 40-foot (12 m) sizes
    • Supports HP and other brands of IT designed for front-to-back airflow by using Industry standard racks
    • Allows for either redundant or non-redundant configurations thru dual path power busway design
  • Designed for state of the art data center energy efficiency allowing for warmer cold aisle temperatures due to closely-coupled cooling design
    • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio as low as 1.25
    • No ducting or underfloor routing required for cold air circulation
    • Optimized for high efficiency delivering 3-phase power through the HP POD and 240V within racks


In addition to the benefits detailed above the HP Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) 20c/40c incorporates a highly streamlines process. A comprehensive site consultation is available thru HP Critical Facilities Services providing consulting, design and assurance services for new or retrofit data centers. In addition:

  • Factory Express can provide comprehensive rack integration and testing
  • HP TS project manages transportation, deployment and commissioning at the customer site
  • HP Financial Services provides innovative financing and financial asset management programs


This is just another exciting way that we at HP make technology work for you.

Nadhan | ‎07-13-2012 04:56 PM

Very cool, Kevin.  Is POD winning the gold medal in IT Olympics?  Am reminded of my first enounter with the POD at Toronto, Canada during the HP Master the Cloud conference.  @NadhanAtHP

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