Zella Max

A fully scalable, containerised data centre solution that dramatically reduces data storage costs, increases flexibility and lowers environmental impact.

Zella Max containerised data center

All-in-one shipping container data centre

 

The Zella Max is a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft prefab data centre that features the Zella Pro 38 micro data centre. It's a versatile data storage solution that can be tailored to your needs, quickly and easily deployed to any chosen location.

Get up and running within weeks at a cost that's typically 50-60% more cost effective than a traditional containerised data centre. Start small and scale up when needed for true flexibility. 

Zella Max modular data centre features & benefits

The Zella Max is disrupting the containerised data centre market. While from the outside it looks like a standard container, the Zella Max has a very different proposition. Let’s look at the key features and benefits.

Cost

Cost Effective

The Zella Max modular data centre is 50-60% more cost effective than traditional containerised data centres. As each Zella Pro is self-contained, you can start with just one, thus significantly reducing your initial investment.
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Sustainable

At the core of the Zella Max is the Zella Pro 38, an energy-efficient micro data centre with a very low PUE. This will help you reduce your company's overall carbon emissions and meet environmental responsibilities.
Scalability

Scalable

The Zella Max prefab data centre contains individual, completely integral Zella Pro technology. Start with as many or few as you need and add more when required. Add more Zella Pro or even another Zella Max when your business grows.
Security

Secure

Each Zella Pro has its own secure access. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to joint ventures where shared IT infrastructure needs to be accessed by separate IT teams.
Automation

Reliable

Thanks to the individual, self-contained structure of the data centre components, should there be any issue with a unit, the rest will continue to run as normal, thus protecting your uptime.
Fast deployment

Fast deployment

Selecting and ordering your Zella Max data centre is simple. Speak to one of our specialists to identify your perfect solution for your environment and you’ll be up and running within weeks.

Why Zella Max?

The Zella Max shipping container data centre can be located anywhere, including harsh and hostile environments. No matter what interior Zella Pro configuration you have, all can be controlled from a central location. Zella Max is the perfect solution for your edge deployments. 

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Traditional Containerised Data Centre vs Zella Max

Containerised Data Centres are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and scalability. Find out how Zella Max is disrupting the containerised data centre market, thanks to its unique proposition.

Ready to find out more? Contact a Zella DC expert advisor now.

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

At the heart of the Zella Max containerised data centre is the Zella Pro micro data centre. This self-contained unit offers the following advantages:

  • 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

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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.

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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. 

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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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Zella Max Frequently Asked Questions

How many racks can I fit in a Zella Max?

The Zella Max is different than other containerised solutions: you can’t just add racks, you need to populate it with Zella Pro micro data centres. You can fit up to three Zella Pro 38 in the 10ft Zella Max, up to six Zella Pro 38 in the 20ft Zella Max and up to twelve Zella Pro 38 in the 40ft Zella Max.

How is Zella Max different than other containerised data centres?

The Zella Max is a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft containerised data centre, an enclosure for your Zella Pro 38 micro data centres. As each Zella Pro is self-contained, you can start with just one and then add more if and when you need them. This means you can reduce your initial investment by up to 80%.

Why wouldn’t I just buy a container and fit with racks and aircon?

Because the Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres, and the Zella Pro is much more than just a rack with cooling. All our micro data centres also include features designed to protect your IT infrastructure and your uptime: protection from physical and cyber threats, alerts and automations, remote management and monitoring.

How does the cooling work?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and has its own cooling system which is also available as a dual cooling option. This means each unit is completely independent and in the unlikely event of a fault, only the equipment within that unit will be affected, while the other micro data centres will keep running as usual. The Zella Max is also equipped with air conditioning to allow personnel to access the equipment with comfort.

How secure is the Zella Max?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and has its own security features. The Zella Pro is designed to keep your data and infrastructure protected from both physical and cyber threats. The Zella Max also comes with other security features: internal motion sensors, access control, monitored doors, outdoor security camera and motion activated lights.

Does the Zella Max have a hot and cold aisle?

No, the Zella Max has a unique design. The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and has its own cooling system which is also available as a dual cooling option. This means each unit is completely independent and in the unlikely event of a fault, only the equipment within that unit will be affected, while the other micro data centres will keep running as usual. The Zella Max is also equipped with air conditioning to allow personnel to access the equipment with comfort.

Does the Zella Max have fire control?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and can be fitted with a Pyrorack rack mounted fire protection. This means in the unlikely event of a fault, only the equipment within that unit will be affected while the other micro data centres will keep working as usual.

Does Zella Max have fire control?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and can be fitted with a Pyrorack rack mounted fire protection. This means in the unlikely event of a fault, only the equipment within that unit will be affected while the other micro data centres will keep working as usual.

How do you mitigate dust?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. The Zella Pro is IP65 rated; this means it’s dust proof and water proof.

How do I scale Zella Max?

The Zella Max is a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft containerised data centre, an enclosure for your Zella Pro 38 micro data centres. As each Zella Pro is self-contained, you can start with just one and then add more if and when you need them. You can also add more Zella Max if required.

What’s the difference between a rack and Zella Pro?

The Zella Pro is much more than a rack. All our micro data centres include features designed to protect your IT infrastructure and your uptime: precision cooling, protection from physical and cyber threats, alerts and automations, remote management and monitoring.

Can I hook Zella Max to a third party generator?

Yes, you can hook Zella Max to any generator or connect it to grid power.

How do I power Zella Max?

You can connect your Zella Max to grid power or connect it to a generator. The Zella Max can also be powered by solar panels.

Can the Zella Max be powered by solar panels?

Yes, the Zella Max can be powered with solar power either through panels mounted on top or by the side of the container.

Can I multi-tenant my Zella Max?

The Zella Max is an enclosure for your Zella Pro micro data centres. Each Zella Pro is self-contained and has its own security features and access control - perfect for joint ventures and for managing and monitoring access to critical data and infrastructure.

Learn more about containerised data centres

What are outdoor micro data centres?

Outdoor micro data centres (self-contained or containerised) are perfect for edge deployment in locations with limited infrastructure.

The Rise of Containerised Data Centres

The old-school solutions of on-site data storage rooms no longer provide the capacity for many. The answer? A containerised, or modular, solution.

What industries can benefit from containerised data centres?

Containerised data centres are becoming more and more popular in many industries, due to their many advantages.