The Oper8 Global Micro Data Centre incorporates the traditional Data Centre Hardware, only smaller.

Making Micro Data Centre Simple and Secure

By bringing data processing closer to end-users and enabling organisations to distribute their Data Centre footprint, a Micro Data Centre can reduce costs and deployment times while increasing resilience and scalability.

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Oper8 Global 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.

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High-Security Technology Infrastructure

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.

Data Centre Cooling

The Oper8 Global Micro is designed with a unique air conditioning system. The self-contained air conditioning unit does not require any pipework or external moto-condensing units as it is all built into the indoor unit.

Not only does this reduce the cost and speed of deployment, but it also increases security. Less external components mean less risk to mitigate.

UPS System

Oper8 Global offers a great selection of rack-mounted UPS systems from well-established, industry-leading manufacturers.

Systems are designed to suit a resilient infrastructure and offer a broad power range.

Rack Fully Customisable

Like most conventional IT racks, the Oper8 Micro DC uses 19” rack rails to accommodate standard Data Centre Hardware. To maximise efficiency of the smaller footprint, it is possible to add a further 6U to the side of the rails to mount switches, EMS, Fire Panels etc vertically. In total an additional 12U can be supported using the rails.

Fire Detection & Suppression

Protect your environment by optioning a fire detection and suppression system. Available from 1U high, the tiny device can detect fire using an intelligent smoke aspirating system and extinguish any threat by the inbuilt suppression system.

A range of suppression mediums is available to mitigate a fire risk to your IT estate.

Environmental Monitoring

Let Oper8 Global’s EMS and DCIM systems monitor the environment to mitigate risk and keep you informed as to what is going on 24/7 where ever you are.

Not only is the environment monitored, but additional hardware (UPS/Fire etc.) is also able to be monitored, providing customers with an excellent overview of their IT estate in real-time, anywhere in the world.


Introducing Oper8 Global’s Micro Data Centre solutions – small in size, big on performance.

The innovative Oper8 Global Micro DC solution is flexible to suit a diverse range of applications, indoor or out. Using a modular approach, the Micro DC can be scaled as budget
or requirement allows offering an extremely cost effective way to manage your IT estate.

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Data Centre Applications

Micro Data Centre Applications

With its ability to be sited indoors or outdoors and unique customisation, the Oper8 Global Micro DC is a great fit for many applications.

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.

IP66 Rated

Oper8 IP66 Rated Micro DC

The Oper8 Global Micro Data Centre can be specified with an IP66-rated enclosure. This option enables the Micro DC to be located in much harsher environments. This allows the Micro DC to free up office or warehouse space and exploit the unused space outside the building.

Better still, the external variant can be easily sited at remote locations. With the optional remote monitoring with excellent real-time visibility over your IT estate and full support from Oper8 Global, owning and operating this solution remotely is simple.

  • IP66 Rated Enclosure
  • Waterproof and Dustproof
  • Standard inclusions:
    • Solid front and rear doors with keyed locks
    • Double-lined roof
    • Lifting eyelets

Choice of Dimensions

  • 1 to 6 IT Racks
  • 40U, 42U or 45U internal Rack Height
  • 600mm or 800mm Wide IT Racks
  • 1250mm or 1450mm Deep Enclosure



What our customers are saying


Oper8 Global’s CloudBox solution was the perfect choice for Bennett + Bennett. After years of using portable hard drives, we were looking for a solution that allowed us to access our data in a single, global namespace, along with the security, backup, and encryption that CloudBox offers, as the costs of cyber insurance continue to rise. We love finding technology teams as passionate about their work as we are.

Mark Billsborough
Managing Director

If the worst happened and Gadens came under cyber-attack, the risk of an attacker exposing our data and that of our clients has been reduced dramatically due to the CipherTrust solution from Oper8 Global and Thales. It’s a world-leading solution that Gadens puts its trust in.

Robert Feldman

Data centres are complex regardless of size and capacity. Oper8 Global has the expertise to right-size the solution to my needs and is able to handle the total solution.

Chris G
Business Management Consultant

There aren’t many data centre teams that can take on and meet the challenge of extreme density HPC solutions. Delivering 115kW per rack … Oper8 Global has met the challenge.

Andrew S
HPC Solution Vendor