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Modular Data Centre Containers

What is a modular data centre container?

Modular data centre containers

A modular data centre consists of pre-engineered modules and components to offer scalable data centre capacity with multiple power and cooling options to suit application needs. 

Containerised data containers or cabins provide an ideal solution for hosting flexible and modular IT solutions as they are a completely portable and scalable option. This means they can be transported and placed anywhere where data capacity is required and have the ability to be scaled up should demand alter.

When are modular data centres used? 

Container data centres are ideal for hosting services when your IT infrastructure has neared maximum capacity. They are typically used to upgrade your current system where a new build project may not be possible, offering all the essential systems you would expect of a full-sized installation but in a mobile deployable cabin. 

In other situations, they may be used as a temporary solution to host your servers while design, construction, and installation work is being completed or while your facility undergoes refurbishment. 

Due to their flexibility, scalability, portability, and efficiency, they are also a fantastic disaster recovery plan, providing a viable solution for emergency situations to offer peace of mind and ensure your data is unaffected. 

Modular data centre advantages and benefits: 


Modular data centre containers can be more cost-effective than traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ facilities as they can be configured to more closely match your IT needs and budget, providing a fast and efficient alternative to traditional construction.

Mobility & Flexibility
New technologies have necessitated a huge increase in demand for storage and rapid processing of data. This means that flexible and modular IT solutions are required to be located near to where the data is produced, often referred to as The Edge. Containerised solutions provide the perfect answer to this growing demand, offering simple and efficient relocation when needed. 

Self-Contained Solution
A complete modular data centre can be constructed off-site to your bespoke specification using prefabricated turnkey solutions to create an installation in just a matter of weeks. This can then be transported to the site complete with all necessary requirements including cabinets, cooling, fire suppression, and power distribution. 

Quick Deployment
Modular containers are suitable for rapid deployment and are delivered to your site pre-tested and commissioned, providing a ‘server-ready’, plug and play solution for instant deployment. 

Due to the modular approach to design, modular data centre’s are completely scalable and have the ability to grow as customers’ demands change.


With the rapid development of technology and a future that’s more reliant on increased bandwidth and faster speeds, modular data centres provide a quick and efficient approach for a range of applications including, but not limited to:

  • Edge computing 
  • 5G telecommunication
  • Cloud-based data
  • Mobile communications 

Why Workspace Technology? 

We are an ISO9001/14001 approved organisation as well as CHAS and Safecontractor (SSIP) accredited & a Gold Constructionline Member, a testament to our high standards in delivering award-winning infrastructure. Our experienced project managers and engineers have years of experience in designing and implementing infrastructure solutions for a range of industries and we have an extensive back catalogue of prefabricated sales to draw experience. Our range of expertise enables us to offer you a complete 360-degree in-house service from design to build, to commissioning, and comprehensive post-completion maintenance and support contracts too. 

To find out more about our innovative technology and design excellence, please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. We can deliver our solutions to anywhere across the UK and European regions. Please call 0121 354 4894, send an email to or click here to fill out our online contact form. 

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