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Oper8 MicroDC

Oper8 Micro Data Centre solution - Server Ready

Perfect for Edge, Small Business, Branch, Primary and Hybrid Data Centre Sites

Micro DC

Expand local data centre capacity where you require it – anywhere.

  • 8 to 125kW
  • 42U, 45U or 48U
  • Multiple IT Racks
  • Integrated UPS, Cooling, Containment and cable management

Perfect for Smart City IT Hubs, Head Office and Branch Offices, Manufacturing and Mine Sites.

Micro DC

IP66 Weatherproof MicroDCs:

  • External deployment
  • Dedicated Energy Centres
  • No need to remove building sprinklers
  • When you have no more space
  • Warehouse & Mine Site deployment

Micro DC

Expand local data centre capacity with integrated:

  • UPS (N, N+1, N+N)
  • ZeroU PDUs (A + B)
  • Cooling (N, N+1, N+N)
  • Monitoring and Alerting (low bandwidth, back to base communications)
  • Optional Fire Detection and Suppression

Micro DC

You can do a lot with 42 to 384U of IT systems:

  • Local Smart City applications
  • Regional Data Centre facility and colo
  • Security Platforms and Video Storage
  • Local Data Storage and Backup
  • On-premise Private Cloud and Hyper-Converged Platform
  • Protected Multi-carrier Internet Links


Oper8 MicroDC

Mission critical IT, Network, Compute and IoT platforms come in many different sizes – however, all them have something in common – their mission critical nature.

Complementing cloud solutions with on-premise infrastructure is a natural fit for many organisations who require:

  • Local hyperconverged IT platforms
  • The need to maintain existing applications or business systems locally – whether they might work in the cloud or not
  • High Performance Compute (HPC) locally
  • Cost effective, office connected, (10Gbps to 100Gbps) fibre-speed connectivity to critical compute infrastructure
  • Low latency applications
  • Local data storage
  • A distributed mesh of local data centre capacity

A Micro Data Centre, or MicroDC, is a purpose-built data centre comprising one or more IT racks, integrated (and dedicated) cooling racks, with fully integrated systems typical of larger data centre facilities. Oper8’s MicroDCs include integrated power protection, cooling, monitoring and optional fire detection and suppression.

Private Cloud or Hyper-Converged Platform?

WAN bandwidth costs stifling your projects?

Aging Data Centre systems holding you back?

Not interested in Data Centre Management?

Lack of Data Centre power and cooling?

Systems can't migrate to the Cloud?

Latency and network performance challenges?

No local Cloud platforms or infrastructure?

Need local data storage with cloud backup?

Oper8 Global IT Eco System

Oper8 Global - IT Eco System

The MicroDC is part of the Oper8 Global IT Ecosystem range of Data Centre solutions. Also check the MicroDC FlexCool solution supporting Warehouse, Distribution and Industry 4.0 deployments.

Smaller options are available with the PicoDC and NanoDC, while more capacity is available through our prefabricated MDC solutions.

HPC solutions are aligned for deployment with our MicroDC range, MDC Solutions or with our turnkey HPC platforms.


Oper8 MicroDC Features

The MicroDC can be right-sized to meet your onsite data centre capacity needs. Typical power and cooling capacity to support upwards of 40 servers, data storage and networking.
Perfect for locally contained hyper-converged edge and core solutions.


The MicroDC enclosure features:

  • One or more 19″ IT Racks (42, 45 or 48U)
  • Solid sides, roof & floor
  • Front and Rear Doors
  • Dust Seals on front and rear doors
  • Triple locking door-locks
  • Internal LED Lighting (door controlled)
  • IT Racks 600mm (W) x 1250mm (D)
  • Standard White or Black colour

Options include:

  • Width of 800mm per IT Rack
  • Depth of 1450mm
  • External Weatherproof (IP66)
  • Vandal Resistant (steel)
  • Custom Branding
  • Custom Colours

Data Centre Systems

Services infrastructure:

  • Rack Mounted UPS
  • Integrate Cooling Racks
  • 2 x ZeroU PDUs per Rack
  • 1 x Rack Mount STS
  • Cable Management

Options include:

  • External Energy Centre for UPS systems
  • Resilient UPS and Cooling (N, N+1, N+N)
  • Fire Detection
  • Gas-based Fire Suppression
  • Additional Rack Mount STS/ATS to support single corded IT equipment

HPC solutions require additional cooling infrastructure.

Monitoring and Management

Platform visibility with:

  • IT systems power load (kW) per Rack and MicroDC system
  • Temperature and Humidity sensors
  • Door Open sensors
  • Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Data Centre Systems status
  • Back-to-Base monitoring and email alerting

Options include:

  • Dedicated online Web Portal
  • Extend monitoring to core network, server and storage systems
  • Siren/Beacon alert (smoke/fire detection)
  • SMS alerting
  • Auto Door Open system

Server Ready

  • Up to 48U of Rack Space per IT Rack
  • Up to 384U of IT Rack Space when using separate Energy Centres for UPS and Power
  • 19″ rack rails front and rear to support deep servers and network switches
  • IT Load capacity from 8kW to 125kW per Rack


  • Hyperconverged Platform (compute, storage and networking)
  • Network Pack (Firewall, Router, POE Switches, WiFi Access Point)
  • Server Pack (Converged Platform for VMware, Microsoft Server/HyperV, other)
  • Data Storage Pack (SAN, NAS, CloudNAS, Cloud Backup)

UPS Options

  • 8kW to 150kW
  • N, N+1 or N+N redundant
  • Dual battery modules
  • SNMP visibility

A separate Energy Centre offers additional UPS and battery capacity.

HPC solutions can be deployed with or without UPS.

Cooling Options

  • 8kW to 125kW per Rack
  • Separate Cooling Rack
  • N, N+1 or N+N Resilience
  • SNMP Visibility

For HPC, CDUs (condenser water distribution units) are required.


MicroDC Use Cases

Local Compute

Hyperconverged platforms supporting distributed business processes and locations. High-end video, graphics and CAD design. Local rendering farms and Private Cloud systems.

Medical Imaging

Enable local high-capacity image storage, fibre networking and light-speed diagnostics. Image replication and remote specialist review.


Supporting local IT systems and platforms in regional areas, and to support low latency applications. Enable hybrid cloud solutions and support Local First employment and skills policies.

Smart City

Enable local Smart City platforms with an aggregated pre-processing analytics engine supported by an integrated cloud big data and communications system.

Local Smart City Colocation Facility.

Muti Carrier Interconnect

Enabled multiple carriers to securely deliver connectivity to your business premises and local compute, manufacturing or processing facilities. Provision separate IT Racks per Service Provider or Carrier while sharing power and cooling capacity.


CCTV aggregation and storage, Local Video Analytics and Security Access Control Systems, with integrated HSMs for encryption key management.


Working with Key Partners

Oper8 Global Solutions can be delivered, managed and supported across the Asia Pacific through Oper8 Pty Ltd (Australia)

Mike Andrea

Managing Director, Oper8 (Australia)

Strategic Directions provides

  • ICT Strategy and Management
  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Data Centre Strategy, Site and Cost Analysis
  • Smart City Strategies
Chris Goldstone

Managing Director, Strategic Directions Group

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