Data Center Knowledge: Cisco has announced the launch of the Cisco Containerized Data Center, a modular data center unit designed for energy efficiency and fast deployment. The 40-foot units feature a water cooling system and can house up to 16 cabinets with 44 rack units each.
The reason why a lot of our customers are moving to a modular approach is timing, said Cisco's Keith Siracuse. Its quick, and it provides energy efficiency, and the PUE of about 1.25 is attractive. The cost of building a new data center is very expensive, and the process can take as much as two years. We wanted to have a modular approach moving forward.