Building Next Gen Datacenter – Portable Datacenter in a Pelican Case
Posted by Mikael Nystrom on September 28, 2014
The cloud is great, but sometimes you really need to have a portable solution and here it is. I call it the Pelicase Datacenter (someone used that name in a twitter feed and I think its kind of cool.)
Before you dig in the list a couple of questions that pops up all the time:
Question: What about heat issues?
Answer: The only hot item is the LED lamp, the router is getting warm but the rest of the stuff keeps cool forever. I have been using the Pelicase for book writing the entire summer, the longest “uptime” is more then 40 hours. Just to get you some number:
After 8 hours of operation in a room with 25 degrees Celsius/77 Fahrenheit degrees .
- The NUS’s is 30 degrees Celsius / 86 degrees Fahrenheit
- The power supply is 41 degrees Celsius / 105.8 degrees Fahrenheit
- The switch is 41 degrees Celsius / 105.8 degrees Fahrenheit
- the router is 42 degrees Celsius / 107.6 degrees Fahrenheit
Question: What’s the price for all of it?
Answer: I have no idea and the reason is very simple. I have friends working on some of these companies.
The 6 Intel NUC’s, 5 of them is running Hyper-V and the last one is running Windows 8.1
The Shopping list
The Switch (current):
The Switch (previous):
The USB LED Lamp:
The Intel NUC’s:
Memory I use:
The keyboard and mouse:
All NUC’s runs Windows Server 2012 R2 as Hyper-V hosts, but there is a whole lot more around the software and configuration, so this last part will be updated later this week(end)
Setup & Configuration: