Zella DC’s recent win proves the IT infrastructure market is ripe for disruption


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Recognising that fixed server room infrastructures are costly, inefficient and difficult to scale, Zella DC founders Angie and Clinton Keeler have been on a 10-year journey to deliver the next generation of micro data centres.

Formally called ‘Zellabox’, Zella DC looks to help companies save money, make it easy to buy, deploy and manage their micro data centres, and provide the highest level of security through edge computing.

‘Edge computing’ is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the location where it is needed, to improve response times and save bandwidth (Wikipedia).

Clinton said the micro data centres give their customers the flexibility to supplement or completely replace their existing fixed server room infrastructure, and be up and running within days instead of months.

Zella DC’s three micro data centre solutions (Source: Image Supplied).

Angie and Clinton’s journey is now bearing fruit, with Zella DC securing a number of global enterprise accounts that will see the company’s micro data centres deployed in six continents across a wide range of industries.

The recent win for Zella DC in the US adds to a growing list of global organisations, including BT, Chevron, BHP, and Austal, that see Zella DC data centres as critical to their future data management strategies.

“With the increasing popularity of hyper-converged IT infrastructure, the majority of our customers are looking for data centre solutions that are fast, secure, scalable and cost effective, and Zella DC ticks all of those boxes,” said Angie.

Angie Keeler, CEO

Providing energy efficiencies and rapid scalability options, the Australian-made Zella DC micro data centres are positioned within the edge computing industry, a global market that is forecast to reach almost US$16B by 2025.

“The growing adoption of the Zella DC technology, especially by major global players, has really validated that we are moving in the right direction and we fully expect our growth to accelerate as more companies see the benefits of the Zella DC solutions,” said Angie.

The company was also recognised as a 2020 finalist in the Edge Startup of the Year Awards by Edge Computing World.


For more information, visit zelladc.com.

MAIN IMAGE: Angie Keeler, CEO and co-founder of Zella DC. Image Supplied.