Cannon T4 Inc has released the Cannon Globe Trotter, a transportable modular data center solution. Globe Trotter has been specifically designed for use in a wide variety of applications, including extreme environments ranging from desert and tropical to arctic and maritime, with virtually no prior preparation and almost instant operation.

Suitable for all modes of transport, Globe Trotter comprises a range of high specification, containerized pre-fabricated modules that are available in 3m, 6m, and 12m single modules, and double ‘clamshell’ variants. Fully ISO CSC certified, the Globe Trotter range meets and exceeds all ITE requirements thanks to many features such as full size racks with optimal power and cooling. An additional option is Cannon T4’s patented, ‘Soft Ride’ 19-in. shock absorption frames which are located within the racks, protecting differing equipment weights. For mission critical deployments, wireless shock transmitters can also be used to advise control centers of any seismic activity.

Offering all the functionality of a conventional data center, Globe Trotter is configured to be energy efficient with a low power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating. This is possible thanks to a climate control system that is configured via direct/indirect filtered free cooling with direct expansion (DX) technology that can deal with temperatures ranging from +58°C to -46°C. Quick fit external cooling modules allow a system to be operating within an hour of offloading.

Globe Trotter utilizes standard full size 19-in. cabinets and aisles, and each unit comes pre-fabricated with power, cabling, containment and cable management. For customers who require a true ‘Turn Key’ system Cannon can supply modules complete with pre-installed servers, switches, modular or fixed uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, LED lighting, and power distribution units (PDUs) with N+1 redundancy. The typical power density of an installed system is 4kW to 6kW per rack although higher densities are available. Clamshell versions can be joined together rapidly whilst maintaining a weather proof wall between the operating units.

Maximum layout flexibility facilitates a data center solution that is easy to configure, fast to install and minimizes disruption. Available in 12 footprints from 80 to 900 sq ft with 2 to 38 cabinets within and up to 200kW at n. Whatever the chosen format, it will benefit from the use of cutting edge infrastructure technology for resilient operation, along with a robust and highly secure construction.