HP today introduced a new way for clients to cut capital investment
requirements for the design and build of data centers in half while
significantly decreasing their carbon footprint.
The patent-pending HP Flexible Data Center (HP
Flexible DC) offers a standardized, modular approach to designing and building
data centers that allows clients to replace traditional data center designs with
a flexible solution that can be expanded as needed while conserving resources.
“The pressure to save on capital and operating expenditures is one of the
most critical issues facing enterprises today,” said David J. Cappuccio, vice
president and chief of research, Gartner. “When building new data centers,
clients need to consider options that support business growth, while also saving
time and costs.”
“Financial institutions create an enormous volume of data, which means they
need to be able to quickly add capacity to their data center without disrupting
business,” Bob Cashner, senior vice president, Corporate Properties, Wells
Fargo. “HP Flexible DC is a promising new approach to the way organizations can
meet computing demands efficiently while addressing capital-intensive data
HP Flexible DC “butterfly” design
HP Flexible DC is based on a “butterfly” design featuring four prefabricated
quadrants, or modules, that stem off a central administrative section. The
offering uses industrial components to improve cost efficiencies as well as a
streamlined building process with a variety of options for power and cooling
Critical Facilities Services – which provides consulting and design
engineering and architecture services – collaborates with clients to evaluate
their needs and to help with the planning and implementation of all aspects of
their data center infrastructures.
“Clients, such as financial service providers, government entities, and cloud
and colocation hosts, will find the scalable and modular nature of HP Flexible
DC a compelling option,” said Kfir Godrich, chief technology officer, Technology
Services, HP. “HP can help clients innovate the way they build and operate a
greenfield data center for greater savings over its life span.”
Features of HP Flexible DC include:
- Prefabricated, standardized components allow clients to shorten the time it
takes to build and deploy a data center, resulting in lower capital costs and
faster time to market.
- The modular design extends clients’ ability to increase scalable capacity
while retaining specified levels of reliability and redundancy.
- Specific configurations optimize the use of power and cooling resources to
lower energy and water use, enabling clients to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
and a facility’s carbon footprint.
- Air-cooled, rather than water-cooled, mechanical systems save clients power
and potentially millions of gallons of water annually.
Pricing and availability
HP Flexible DC is available through HP Critical Facilities Services. Pricing
varies according to location and implementation. More information is available
HP Critical Facilities Services is part of HP’s extensive data center
infrastructure services portfolio. HP Critical Facilities Services offers
advanced power and cooling solutions with proven expertise in strategic
planning, design and operational continuity services for mission-critical
facilities. More information is available at www.hp.com/go/cfs.