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Zella Max

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

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All-in-one shipping container data centre

The Zella Max is a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft containerised data centre that features the Zella Pro 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. 

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Advanced Intelligence and Automation

Our Micro Data Centres advanced intelligence and automation is a key feature unique to the Zella DC. Housing critical infrastructure on-premise or at the edge has significant challenges ranging from power to people. The ability to deal with those challenges in real-time is critical to ensuring the highest uptime, which will be felt on your bottom line.

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Intelligent automation, alerting, and reporting

Sensors

Wide range of environmental sensors

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Integration with other platforms and devices

Zella Sense is a key part of our DNA and is integrated into all our micro data centres. 

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.

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A standardised solution

Standardisation plays a crucial role in overcoming the challenges posed by the fragmented nature of edge environments. Thanks to our intelligent, edge-ready solutions, you can unlock the full potential of your edge computing strategy while simplifying deployment, reducing costs, and ensuring efficient monitoring and management across diverse edge deployments.

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Zella DC is trusted by:

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

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.

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.

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