Modular Data Center

A hot aisle containment unit designed to go into a modular building.
A modualr data center with 8 modules. 6 of the modules are connected to form one room. The other two are fro the UPS and generator.

The chart below is a simple comparison of monthly energy costs of a 10MW data center. This is based on the average PUE of a data center, which is 1.7 according to the EIA. The EIA believes that this has dropped from 2.2 to 1.7 because of the implementation of water cooling, containment, and modular data centers. Realistically, the traditional data center could cost as much as $1,300,000 a month!

E3's Data Center Modules are unlike any traditional data center. Our modules are flexible, scalable and inherently efficient.


Our modules give you all the advantages of modular construction(time to deployment, efficiency, high density, etc.), but unlike containerized data centers, they are easy to maintain due to their ladder rack above the racks and below the raised floor.

Energy Costs
Advantages of Modular Construction:
Cost Savings - Lower TCO
  1. Reduced Energy Consumption
  2. Excellent Power Utilization Effectiveness
  3. Lower Initial Investment
  4. Higher Power Density
  5. Only buy the infrastructure you need
Flexibility - Size, Weight, Configuration
  1. Deploy on rooftops, alleyways, indoors, outdoors, and in any climate
  2. Modules can be as small as a tool shed or can comprise an entire data center
  3. 48 Different Size Configurations
  4. Aluminum construction and lithium batteries are available for weight-limited deployments
Time to Deployment
  1. Construction occurs at the same time as permitting
  2. Modules can be deployed in multiple stages
  3. Monetize assets sooner
A pie chart showing numbers for the energy costs of modualr data cneters and traditional data cneters. Modular data centers are roughly 3/4 of the energy cost as compared to a tradittional one.
Modular buildings made by E3 for Verizon. These were our first modualr buildings.
A chartdepicting the deployment time for modualr data centers. It shows how construction tasks can be done at the same time reducing time by 30 to 50%.

The graphic above shows the potential time savings of using modular construction. The savings are even better when building a multi-megawatt facility as modules can be deployed one at a time. This allows you to monetize your assets earlier.

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A comparison of a containerized data center and one in a modualr building. There is a man t demonstrate how little space is available in the container. The modualr building has a vestibule, aisle containment and 3ft wide aisles and raised floors for easy maintenance.
Containers? No thanks.


Many of our customers switched to our modules after trying containerized solutions. As you can see on the right, ISO shipping containers are tiny and there is not enough room for proper maintenance. This actually increases TCO above that of a traditional data center! Our modules are built to have a twenty-year lifespan, allowing you to reuse the same module for many generations of equipment.

A modualr data center designed for water cooling. One end of the unit has dry coolers, chillers, and pumps.

Modular data centers can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from colocation to big data. We have designed modules for housing everything from 1 rack to 22 racks.

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