Modular Pennsylvania data center opened by Keystone

A Pennsylvania data center has just been opened in the beginning of January by Keystone NAP. This new data center, bordering Pennsylvania and New Jersey in Bucks County, uses the a new "KeyBlock" system for its servers. These are stackable, configurable modules that can be stacked on each other in order to provide efficient server power that is easily scalable for clients. These customizable units include not only servers, but also power infrastructure and cooling implements designed to work with the processors contained within the unit.

The data center itself is finding a home within the former motor room of a steel mill, which was designed to handle 80 tons of weight. Thanks to finding the right location for the job, Keystone was able to see massive savings on the construction of the center.  

"If we were a typical data center building, we'd have to build out an entire floor," said Shawn Carey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Keystone.

New developments in modular all-in-one server architecture vendors may have promising beginnings for other clients of Keystone as well.

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