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Streamlining IT Resources without Resorting to a Bricks & Mortar Approach

Many data centers are rapidly reaching their power, cooling, and space limits. In addition to these factors rising costs are forcing businesses to rethink “outside the box” on how to best adapt their data center strategies to an environment that is anything but static. Traditional limitations associated with a brick and mortar data center can adversely impact technology deployment plans and directly impact business growth. The HP Performance Optimized Datacenter (POD) 20c/40c provides a fast, flexible and efficient solution for increase existing data center capacity with comprehensive global support services.


Here’s your opportunity to see how the City and County of El Paso, Texas uses HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs) to achieve cost-effective, redundant data centers at primary and disaster recovery sites





While a multitude of factors would contribute to the deployment of a POD the benefits are numerous

  • Rapid deployment time
    • Can ship in as little as 6 weeks
    • HP Factory Express provides services for complete rack integration, testing and installation
    • Can ship directly to a customer site already fully loaded with integrated and tested racks
    • Rapid deployment and commissioning at the customer site.
  • Optimized to efficiently support high density IT deployments
    • Provides 700kW per sq ft power capacity
    • 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
    • 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
    • Allow customers the ability to customize features by offering a wide variety of options
    • Allows for installation either outside or inside a shelter via the weatherized design
  • Designed for state of the art data center energy efficiency
    • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio as low as 1.25
    • Allows for warmer cold aisle temperatures due to closely-coupled cooling design
    • 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
  • Streamlined deployment process
    • Comprehensive site consultation available with HP CFS
    • 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


Effective data center strategies should be designed to allow you to effectively stay ahead of the competition and help you deploy capacity on demand—when you want it, and almost anywhere you want it. Whether you need increase the capacity of your traditional data center within several weeks, or need to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs—you can turn to HP for a fully integrated, modular solution, including end-to-end seamless services.

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