The Cirrascale FOREST Container
Flexible, Open, Reliable, Energy-efficient, Scalable, and Transportable
- Houses 26PB of storage or 2,880 servers
- Utilizes patented Vertical Cooling Technology
- Can use external temperatures to reduce costs
- Superior energy-efficiency, serviceability
- Can host wide-range of third-party equipment
- Cross-compatible blades with BR2-FL, BR2-FM
Today’s cloud and enterprise computing environment is a dynamic landscape that is changing at breakneck speeds, forcing IT managers to constantly rethink their infrastructure just to keep up. The Cirrascale FOREST Container solution allows organizations to maximize flexibility while cutting costs exponentially and boosting performance to new levels.
The Cirrascale FOREST Container houses over 2,880 servers or 26PBs of storage in an industry standard form factor (40’ x 8’ x 9.5’) for easy shipping and deployment virtually anywhere. The FOREST Container was engineered to thrive under varied conditions – extreme temperatures, indoors, outdoors on a concrete slab or even over rough terrain. In addition to Cirrascale blade servers and blade storage products, traditional third-party systems can be accommodated.
At a time when the price for high technology continues to fall while that of real estate and power soars, the best way to not only survive but to thrive, is to evolve. The Cirrascale FOREST Container epitomizes that evolution. It is a modular, portable data center that is deployable virtually anywhere. This negates the need to purchase or lease expensive land or to build custom facilities with special requirements to support traditional data centers. Energy spending is dramatically reduced by the Cirrascale FOREST Container’s ultra efficient power subsystems and patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ boosting reliability and performance.
The flexibility of the Cirrascale FOREST Container addresses your consolidation needs. Engineered as a customizable IT solution, the Cirrascale FOREST Container truly does deliver Blades Without Boundaries®.The Cirrascale FOREST Container was engineered as an optimal solution for consolidation. This means that the Cirrascale FOREST Container is not proprietary, unlike our competition’s solutions whose products may not support other vendor’s equipment. Maximum efficiency and performance is attained when the Cirrascale FOREST Container is populated with Cirrascale’s BladeRack 2 platform, but we understand that in some cases the optimal solution may very well need to house networking equipment or even existing nodes from manufacturers using less efficient traditional front-to-back cooling.
The demand for The Cirrascale FOREST Container can be seen across the entire enterprise landscape. As an example, in the Energy industry it can put massive compute capability directly on an oil rig for on-site seismic processing. Government agencies can utilize the Cirrascale FOREST Container as a secure, deployable data center ready for rugged environments to be sent with other resources to where they are needed most, when they are needed. Financial Services customers that are typically based in large, crowded metropolitan areas can now relocate their data centers to rural areas where power and real-estate are dramatically less expensive. Service Providers might want to use the Cirrascale FOREST Container to safely migrate, consolidate, back up existing data centers or deliver immense, on-location storage for disaster recovery efforts. Entertainment and Media customers will define their next blockbuster hit on location as the Cirrascale FOREST Container can also become a cutting-edge render farm placed directly at the production site.
The true beauty of the Cirrascale FOREST Container is that no matter what the customer’s immediate need is, it can always be ready to go for the next project; wherever, whenever and however that may be.
The Cirrascale FOREST Container is designed with economy and ecology in mind. Enabled by the industry leading, patented Vertical Cooling Technology, the Cirrascale FOREST Container is up to 110% more efficient than the traditional data center model. Because of its revolutionary design, our patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ allows up to 50% more power to be used for compute rather than cooling, saving precious resources and lowering emissions.
Additional savings can be achieved by placing the Cirrascale FOREST Container near less expensive or renewable power sources; the flexibility is yours. Cirrascale was built on eco-conscious principles and the Cirrascale FOREST Container is another example of our commitment to providing solutions with minimal environmental impact that save our customers money.