Customer Success Story

Short term IBM zEC12 super computer hosting

“Green Co had the capacity, knowledge and approach to make this possible.”

Short term computer demand is normally associated with public cloud offerings and their ability to quickly ramp up, however tight data controls and enormous volumes of data limited our customer’s choice and excluded public cloud as it was too slow and insecure for their needs.

Our customer was looking to host two IBM zEC12 super computers for just three months. With a TDP in excess of 65kW it wasn’t an off the shelf product. Most data centres use their own racks and aisle containment to maintain cooling efficiency, however the IBM zEC12s aren’t industry standard depth, height or width and they can only be deployed by IBM specialist teams in pre-approved sites.

Finding a provider became a real challenge for our customer so they turned to Colo-X, a colocation broker run by the UK colocation and data centre industry oracle, Tim Anker. Tim knew Green Co had the capacity, knowledge and approach to make this possible.

Following Tim’s recommendation, we took delivery of the 7 euro pallets and had the non-standard IBM compatible configuration in place in under two weeks.

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