Designed for Edge
The all-in-one Vapor Edge Module was designed for edge locations. It can support up to 150 kW of critical IT load and operate in harsh environments—the base of a cell tower, the floor of a parking garage, and other equally exposed locations.
Built for Multi-Tenancy
The economics of edge computing benefit from shared infrastructure, Why build an entire data center when you can lease what you need? So we built the Vapor Edge Module with out-of-the-box support for multi-tenant colocation.
Built-in software for autonomic operation and remote-hands APIs means that Vapor Edge Modules require no on-site staff. Vapor IO’s software can maintain thousands of edge modules from a central Network Operations Center (NOC)
Deploys in Minutes, not Months
Factory-assembled and tested, Vapor Edge Modules are delivered as a single unit on a “low boy” semi-trailer for quick and easy placement directly on concrete slabs or piers.
The Fastest Way to Deploy Edge
Data centers often take months or years to deploy. Vapor Edge Modules arrive on a semi-trailer, can be craned onto a concrete pad or piers, and be made operational in less than a day. Each Vapor Edge Module supports up to 150 kW of critical IT load across six racks, and each rack can be subdivided into 5 physically- and electronically-isolated multi-tenant zones to support up to 30 separate tenants. The Vapor Edge Module comes with Vapor IO software pre-installed for autonomic operation, remote “lights out” maintenance, and programmatic API-driven control.
Customers use Vapor Edge Modules to quickly build out edge environments and lower capex/opex investments when deploying compute and storage to edge locations.
No Sharp Corners
Each Vapor Edge Module is built around a specially-designed Vapor Chamber with six IT racks, and a software-and- sensor-controlled cooling system. The Chamber resides behind a security shield, resting on a motorized turntable. As tenants authenticate, the Chamber rotates to present the exact locking rack to the authorized service person.
Engineered for the Edge
The Vapor Edge Module radically improves upon the capital and operational costs of traditional micro modular data centers, making it much more cost-effective to deploy in edge locations.
Designed using computational fluid dynamics, the Vapor Edge Module has unmatched cooling performance and space utilization. The outer shell is weather-hardened for harsh locations, and the factory-assembled and tested modules are customized at the factory and delivered to each site as a single, highly-reliable unit.
Multi-Tenant at the Edge
Customers can configure their Vapor Edge Modules to accommodate up to 30 separate tenants. Each tenant’s IT equipment is physically and electronically isolated behind four layers of access-controlled security. Requiring no on-site personnel, the Vapor Edge Module automatically presents only authorized racks to authenticated service personnel within a secure alcove. Each tenant can only access their equipment.
The pre-engineered design of the Vapor Edge Module incorporates all of the critical data center systems, including power distribution, cooling, fire suppression, security, and racks for IT equipment. Additionally, the Vapor Edge Module allows customers to choose between chilled water, direct expansion, or adiabatic cooling depending on the given location and climate.
The Vapor Edge Module continuously monitors nearly 100 sensors for pressure, temperature, and other real-time conditions. Sensor data is stored and processed by the on-board Vapor Edge Controller, which makes autonomic adjustments, optimizing cooling and energy consumption without any human intervention.
A Complete System
The Vapor Edge Module is a complete system of hardware and software technologies developed by VaporIO, finely-tuned to work in concert to efficiently house, protect and cool IT equipment in edge environments.
Completely self-contained; incorporates all of the key critical systems: power distribution, cooling, security, fire suppression, and racking systems for IT equipment.
Factory-assembled, factory-tested, delivered as one unit
Weather-hardened for the most extreme locations
Can be installed in a day and be placed directly on a concrete slab or structural piers.
Can accommodate up to 30 tenants and up to 150 Kw of critical IT load.
Multi-Layer Security, Designed for Unsupervised Access
Edge locations cannot cost-effectively support on-site personnel, so the Vapor Edge Module was designed to provide unsupervised access, protecting against unauthorized users with more than four layers of security.
Exterior access controls prevent unauthorized entrance to the service alcove where only authenticated personnel may access equipment.
IT equipment residing in the Vapor Chamber is secured behind a metal wall and a security “light curtain.”
Video cameras mounted on the exterior and interior can record all activity and transmit real time footage to a network operations center (NOC).
The Vapor Chamber rests on a motorized turntable. When authorized personnel authenticate themselves, the Chamber rotates to the correct rack position and provides access to authorized racks via an opening in the service alcove.
Each of the six racks in the Vapor Chamber can be subdivided into up to five separate and lockable partial racks, to support up to 30 separate tenants.
Location and climate play an important role in selecting cooling technologies. The technology you use to cool a data center in Florida will be very different from the technology you use to cool a data center in North Dakota. The Vapor Edge Module supports three swappable cooling options: direct expansion, chilled water, and\r economized DX. The cooling structure is contained in a separate sub-module that “blind mates” to the IT module in the factory. The fully-assembled Vapor Edge Module—with cooling and IT—is shipped to its final location as a single unit.
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Each Vapor Edge Module has a fully-integrated Vapor Edge Controller (VEC). The VEC is a highly-redundant and highly-available embedded subsystem that monitors all the systems in the Vapor Edge module and, continuously adjusts environmental conditions, and supports the Vapor Chamber control plane and API for remote operations.
Vapor IO software continuously monitors equipment and makes automatic adjustments or issues warnings based on the status of the integrated sensors. The software also supports remote operations via an API built atop OpenDCRE. Moreover, a human-friendly web-based application for operators connects directly to the Vapor Chamber, making it easy to create dashboards and reports, and perform simple remote operations.
Vapor Edge Module Specs
|Outside Dimensions||12.5ft wide, 11.5ft tall and 38ft long|
|Power||Capable of supporting 150kW of Critical IT Power at N or 2N|
|Cooling Capacity||150kW at N+1 (200kW at N) @ 25° ΔT|
|Rack Density||Rack Density: 25kW @ N+1 (33.3kW @ N) @ 25° ΔT|
|Rack Capacity||6 x 45 RU wedge racks within the rotating Vapor Chamber
2 x 48 RU accessory racks in the secure alcove for meet-me-room (MMR) and networking purposes
|Multitenant Options||Can be configured as 6 to 30 independent customer zones. Each wedge rack may be specified as either one large (45 RU) or five small (8 RU) independently accessible rack zones with electronic locks. Ideal for colocation operations.|
|Cooling Technologies||Direct Expansion
Chilled Water (Future)
Economized DX (Future)
|Physical Security||Physical security at the rack and rack zone level provided by the rotating Chamber turntable and locking rack and rack-zone doors. IT area further secured with steel panels and laser curtains. Multiple interior video cameras for recorded security and remote observation.|
|Access Control||Access control system compatible with card-readers and/or biometric scanners|
|Dedicated racks for MMR and Networking purposes||Two dedicated accessory racks for meet-me-room and networking purposes|
|Available Gaseous Fire Suppression System||Customer Defined (FM-200, ECARO-25, Novec 1230, etc.)
Interior & exterior pull station and horn strobes
Exterior suppression abort panel
|Wind Loading||Engineered to be deployed anywhere in the continental United States except Miami-Dade County. (Designed to FBC 2007)|
|Seismic||Designed for Site Class E, Occupancy Category III|
|Snow Loading||Designed to exceed IBC 2010 (min. 50psf)|
|NEMA Rating||NEMA 6 (IP66) Outdoor Construction|
|Concurrent Maintainability||All Electrical, Mechanical and Controls systems are concurrently maintainable|
|IT & HVAC Isolation||Fully separate IT, Cooling, and Support space|
|Factory Construction||Pre-engineered, factory built and tested|
|Shipping and delivery||Shipped as single unit
Delivery via wide load semi-trailer
Protected by U.S. Pat. 9532488 and U.S. Pat. D792390.
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