Wipro's Rapid-Deploy Data Centers Target SME Market

Wipro's Rapid-Deploy Data Centers Target SME Market

In response to the ever-growing demand for data center capacity and the growth of cloud computing, IT firm Wipro has developed a series of modular data centers that can be installed in just one week.

The company's FluidState data center line is targeted and small to medium-sized businesses, companies that see both rapid growth and quick demand for additional compute power and bandwidth.

Wipro is quick to tout the green nature of its FluidState data centers, saying in an announcement for the technology that the facilities can run around the clock in a "lights-out" manner, and can be run for 40 percent lower cooling costs and greenhouse gas emissions than similarly sized data centers.

"Given the unprecedented growth in data and need for increased computing power in DCs, FluidState offers a simple solution whereby businesses can easily deploy Data Centers in the shortest possible time," Achuthan Nair, VP of Wipro's Professional Services Division, said in a statement. "We are excited and confident that this innovative, next-generation Data Center model will be the trend-setter in flexibility and adoption of green practices in Data Center design and operations in the days to come."

FluidState data centers come in four pre-built sizes: Nano, Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus, but can be expanded or downsized with no downtime, and in a similar rapid-fire manner.

Among the early customers for Wipro's modular data centers is the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. The data centers use hardware from Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi and EMC, among others.

Modular and ready-made data centers are in high demand in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Hewlett-Packard unveiled its flexible "butterfly" data center design, and IBM and Microsoft also have their own modular data center designs as well.

Data center photo CC-licensed by torkildr.