ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dell announced today the launch of its Tactical Mobile Data Center, an air deployable and wholly customizable data center solution designed to empower government and military operations anytime, anywhere. The solution will allow customers to quickly deploy a powerful and flexible IT infrastructure anywhere in the globe to power operations that require a robust IT backbone.
Each of the components of this solution is contained in weather resistant ISU-96 containers that are 3G Flight Certified to be transported via military fixed-wing airframes or commercial aircraft. The Tactical Mobile Data Center solution is comprised of at least two of the components, an IT Pack and an AC/UPS Pack, operates on land power, generator power, or both and utilizes quick disconnect cables for power, cooling, and data – all of which allows customers to be operational in most environments shortly after arrival.
Many government and military customers must quickly deploy and establish operations in remote areas to accomplish their mission. In today’s environment, that infrastructure includes a robust IT framework that allows government workers and members of the military to operate more effectively through the use of technology. The Tactical Mobile Data Center helps those customers to quickly deploy those capabilities anywhere in the world, establish that infrastructure, and when ready, quickly re-deploy that infrastructure leaving a minimal footprint and allowing for quick movement in and out of an area of operations.
It’s great to see Dell bringing their Tactical Mobile Data Center to market thereby bringing further innovation and competition in the data center in a container and portable data center space. It’s something I’ve been wondering when Dell would announce one and it’s great to see, do check it out, I love the concept of a mobile data center above and beyond the standard usage cases, they can be an interesting empowerment tool for data center refresh and virtualization projects. Wheel it up, migrate or virtualize your systems on to it, or migrate whilst you renew or upgrade your existing data center and then move it on to the next site.