Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona, CA

THE RESULTS: A New On-Campus Modular Data Center Providing Redundancy, Reliability and Plenty of Room for Updated IT Technology

Data Specialties Inc. designed, engineered. and built a prefabricated Modular Data Center at our Buena Park facility and worked with the campus facilities department and the on-site campus state Fire Marshall, to complete the project. The University now has its updated critical IT Infrastructure in its modular building in a seismically safe location on the campus.

Modular Data Center

Data Specialties Inc. built and installed a Prefabricated Modular Data Center to solve several issues with an existing data center for one of the best, nationally ranked, public universities in the West.


A large public university’s existing data center was housed in a building that was a seismic risk and was slated to be demolished. The existing data center infrastructure was old and difficult to maintain, and larger than what was needed due to newer IT Technology such as virtualization and storage.


Working with a local engineering firm, the University chose a Modular Data Center solution and a piece of land on the campus to locate this new facility. The location was ideal because it was otherwise unsuitable for new campus buildings. After a competitive public bid process, and because of DSI’s local presence and expertise with Modular Data Centers, the University awarded DSI the PMDC project.

The installed module, 45’L x 20’W x 11’H, included:

  • (2) 100kW UPS systems paralleled N+1 scalable to 250kW N+1
  • 225kVA Power Distribution Unit
  • (26) Server Cabinets
  • (7) 10-Ton Exterior Wall Mount DX air conditioning systems with air side economizers
  • Hot Aisle Containment System
  • Novec-1230 Fire Suppression System
  • Data Center Monitoring System

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