dce signs North American manufacture and distribution contract with Apollo

dce signs North American manufacture and distribution contract with Apollo 12 Dec, 2012

Agreement expands reach of the dce Evo-POD™ modular datacentre solution

Data City Exchange (dce), the innovative data centre solutions provider, has announced a manufacture and distribution agreement for North America with Apollo, the engineering technology group.  This strategic partnership will see Apollo manufacture and distribute dce’s ground-breaking modular datacentre solution, the Evo-POD™, for North American customers.

The agreement follows a growth of industry interest in the dce Evo-POD™ and will help to meet market demand for the innovative product in the US and Canada. Evo-POD™ is a true alternative to a ‘bricks and mortar’ permanent datacentre, delivering high density, energy efficient performance. The innovative modular cooling design of the Evo-POD™ allows for a higher density of rack space, matching the performance of a typical 10,000ft2 data centre with scalable cooling capacity from 200kW up to 2.4MW within the same 96 rack footprint helping to reduce both carbon footprint and operating costs.

This industry leading design and build solution can be modified to bespoke customer requirements and built on-site as opposed to being prefabricated. dce allows customers to tailor their own Evo-POD™ solution and provides flexible physical infrastructure and technology options, with clear paths for future upgrades.

The dce-Apollo partnership will enable manufacture, delivery and installation of the Evo-POD™ to end users across North America, ensuring dce can capitalise on the strong demand already shown for the Evo-POD™ by corporate, government and data centre operator clients across the USA.

Speaking on the strategic partnership, Bob Hightower, President of Apollo said: “the dce Evo-POD™ is the most flexible and scalable modular datacentre design that we have encountered, and we believe that this is a great opportunity to bring this unique design to the North American market. The datacentre market is rapidly expanding, and modular designs with lower infrastructure demands and the ability to be deployed quickly are disrupting the established market players.”

Apollo, based in Kennewick, Washington, was founded in 1981 and has become a leading mechanical design and engineering contractor in the north-west United States and Canada. An expertise in installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems led to the company manufacturing and installing a number of datacentres and this has now become a core business operation.

“Apollo has a proven track record in building datacentres in North America, and their established customer base makes them the perfect partner to bring the Evo-POD™ to market, said John Eland, founder and CEO of dce. “Working with an established company has obvious advantages, and Apollo’s large skilled workforce, manufacturing facilities and supply chain access mean that we will have the capability and scale to turnaround current and future Evo-POD™ orders in the USA, whilst ensuring our stringent standards of supply and delivery quality are met .”

dce also offers data centre campus sites across multiple UK locations, including Birmingham which is scheduled for completion in Q1 2013, with additional major campus sites at Belfast and Milton Keynes scheduled to come online at the end of 2013. dce has plans to expand to multiple locations in the UK, Europe and North America. The dce flexible op-ex based service model is designed to accommodate the growing demand from organisations that need to manage an ever-growing amount of data securely.