Zella Fort

A rugged, fully scalable micro data centre for external use. The perfect solution for disaster recovery and military edge computing.

Zella Fort rugged edge data centre

Tough, Military-Grade Edge Computing


The Zella Fort is designed for immediate deployment in the harshest of environments. This advanced micro data centre is an integral unit that addresses all cooling, security and monitoring needs.

Zella Fort offers an all-in-one solution designed for military use, disaster recovery and exterior locations that demand edge computing capability and the most stringent security guarantees.


Main features of the Zella Fort military and disaster recovery micro data centre

  • Designed and weighted for easy mobility - can be hand-transported by four personnel along with full military kit
  • Tough design allows it to be attached to a helicopter and dropped into remote areas
  • Camouflaged for military battle use
  • Water and dust-resistant
Zella Fort rugged edge data centre

The ultimate military and disaster recovery Micro Data Centre

The robust Zella Fort offers all the advantages of MDC technology that makes all the Zella DC products the stand-out premier solution for safe, reliable data storage. In addition to the disaster and military edge-specific needs, Zella Fort provides the following key benefits:

Fast deployment

Easy deployment

Plug-n-play capability allows for virtually instant storage capacity. Thanks to its small footprint it can easily be deployed in remote or hard to reach locations.


Each Zella Fort has advanced cyber protocols and robust physical protection to protect your data and IT infrastructure in the harshest environments.


Integral cooling and the highest quality components ensure reliable operation – something vital for disaster recovery edge computing and military operations.

Why Zella Fort?

The Zella Fort is a ready-to-go, self-contained data storage wholly designed to meet military edge computing needs.

Whether deployed in battle or as a disaster recovery micro data centre, the Zella Fort provides the ultimate portable, secure solution in the most hostile of environments.

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A complete, data-centre-in-a-box solution

Beating at the core of the Zella Fort is the Zella Pro micro data centre. The benefits of this time proven technology include:

  • Precision cooling (with no air coming in or out)
  • Physical security (protection from unwanted entry)
  • Advanced cyber security (cutting-edge cyber security protocols)
  • Rack-mounted switchboard (for quick and easy power connection)
  • Smart technology (pre-programmed with customisable alarms and automations)
  • DCIM software (to monitor, measure, and manage all components)
  • 0RU PDU (advanced power monitoring and management) 
  • Rack-mounted UPS (safeguarding uptime) *
  • Rack-mounted fire protection (fast and efficient fire detection and suppression) *
  • Cable management (to facilitate installation and maintenance)
  • Can be placed anywhere (small footprint, sleek design, noise control)

* optional features

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Real life success stories


IIJ Case Study

Outdoor data centre for telecom and 5G technology. Zella Hut has been chosen by Internet Initiative Japan as part of the DX edge 5G MEC solution.


Kenmore Case Study

The Kenmore Group wanted to standardise their data centres with a view to reduce energy costs. Find out how we helped reduce costs. 


CDC Case Study

 The CDC in PNG was facing issues with connectivity, security, and power outages. Find out how we improved their uptime and reduced latency.

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Auckland Airport Austal BHP WA Government Bechtel Goldfields Hancock Newmont IIJ Barrick BT Universal orlando CSIRO

Zella Fort Frequently Asked Questions

Is it only camouflage or does it come in other colours?

Zella Fort also comes in white. Other colours may be available subject to quantity.

How does Zella Fort differ from Zella Pro?

Zella Fort only comes in one size (12U). Zella Fort is lighter than Zella Pro and it comes with carry handles for easy mobility. Zella Fort is ready to go, all you need to do is connect it to power - the cooling system is already commissioned. Finally, Zella Fort has barrel locks as well as mag locks for added security.

How portable is the Zella Fort?

Zella Fort can be hand-transported by four personnel along with full military kit.

How quickly can it be commissioned?

Zella Fort is ready to go. All you need is connect it to a power source and add your servers and IT infrastructure.

Is the cooling system pre-commissioned?


Can the external condenser be positioned further away from the mdc?

Yes, the external condenser can be placed up to 5m away from the Zella Fort.

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Is it time for Government to live life on the edge?

Edge computing and micro data centres are already used by most industries. Governments are coming to realise they can also benefit from this technology.