Vertiv has released a self-service online tool to help customers design and configure prefabricated modular data centers.

The Vertiv Modular Designer Lite is a web-based application for configuring Vertiv’s SmartMod and SmartMod Max prefabricated modular data centers.

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Vertiv's data center module maker tool – Vertiv

The tool is described as a ‘user-friendly’ web-based application aimed at streamlining the module design process.

“Users can quickly design all-in-one data centers up to 200kW without any technical background. The tool requires no logins or software downloads, allowing users to select from a range of optional configurations to design their modular data centers in just a few minutes,” Vertiv said.

The company said data center modules configured within the app are tailored to meet the specific needs and geographical location of each user, incorporating inputs such as site location, and weather data for precise cooling equipment sizing.

The app allows customization and redundancy planning, including configurable IT load requirements, rack specifications, battery backup considerations, and electrical topology preferences. It also provides 2D and 3D visualizations of the resulting data center.

"The Vertiv Modular Designer Lite empowers users to effortlessly design their own data centers, tailored precisely to their needs," said Viktor Petik, vice president for the Integrated Modular Solutions business at Vertiv. "With its intuitive interface and comprehensive features, this tool represents a significant step forward for early planning of modular data center design."

Siniša Stojanoski, DCCS BU, SEE from Dell Technologies, added: “I have personally utilized this tool online during customer discussions, effectively exploring and presenting diverse design alternatives. Its intuitive interface and robust features provide a streamlined solution for designing modular data centers, enabling customers to visualize their configurations effectively and make informed decisions, reducing time and costs."