Mobile Data Center
Definition - What does Mobile Data Center mean?
A mobile data center is a type of data center that is designed and packaged in a small and mobile facility, usually in a standard shipping container.
These small-scale data centers can easily be transported and deployed to remote and mobile locations.
A mobile data center is also known as a modular data center.
Techopedia explains Mobile Data Center
A mobile data center is primarily designed to be quickly deployed and operational at locations requiring mobile computing services, such as:
- Disaster recovery operations
- Military operations
- Media broadcasts
Because of its rapid deployment and all-in-one design, it can also be used as a means to complement an existing data center by serving as an additional source of computing resources.
A mobile data center typically is housed within a 20- to 40-foot shipping container or a pre-fabricated purpose-built data center container. A mobile data center contains:
- Multiple server racks
- Network/Internet support
- Cooling mechanism
Moreover, mobile data centers have a lesser cost per foot, are energy efficient and have greater density per rack than a standard data center.