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HP Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) 240a

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The HP POD 240a delivers the ultimate in data center efficiency with 88 percent faster data center deployments, reduces capital expenditures by up to 75 percent, and reduces energy waste as much as 95 percent as compared to traditional brick and mortar data centers.

The HP POD can ship with fully integrated and tested IT from an HP factory slashing the time for data center build-out. It comes to you as part of a complete data center solution, with services available for strategy and site planning to innovative products and comprehensive global support. For more HP POD information click here.

What's New

The HP POD 240a has (2) 40 foot POD IT modules and an 8 foot wide common hot aisle module providing easy serviceability and flexibility for a variety of IT deployments. The HP POD 240a features include:

  • Adaptive Cooling Technology intelligently and automatically optimizes between free air (economizer) and DX (recirculation) cooling modes based on IT load and climate conditions.
  • High density and easily serviceable footprint - A 10,000 sq foot data center in just 1/10th the space. Industry standard racks and high density capacity provide over 2,200U at over 1.3MW of IT capacity (over 30kW per rack). The hot and cold aisles enable the POD to be easily serviced - with the look and feel of a traditional data center.
  • The Environmental Control System delivers comprehensive management, automation, and integration and features powerful remote management so that facilities and IT can be managed anywhere, anytime.

Ideal Environment

Ideal for...

The HP POD 240a is ideal for enterprise customers who need to rapidly scale their data center while, reducing capital investments, operational costs, and increasing their data center agility and flexibility.

  • Quickly create data center space and deploy IT using HP Factory Express and PODWorks for seamless integration from server to complete solution, configured and tested in a matter of weeks.
  • Designed to support requirements for N, N +1, and 2N power and cooling redundancy.
  • Pay-as-you-grow to minimize up front capital expenses and maximize investment flexibility - add additional HP PODs as you need more data center capacity.
  • Decrease operating expenses through better energy efficiency with PUE's as low as 1.05 - 95 percent more efficient than traditional brick and mortar data centers.

The HP POD 240a meets demanding requirements for enterprise class data centers, Hyperscale and High Performance Computing applications.

  • Power distribution optimized for high efficiency, capacity and flexibility via a redundant bus distribution system.
  • Easily accommodates high density IT deployments supplying up to 1.3MW of capacity per POD or 30kW per rack with configurable cooling of N, N+1 or 2N.
  • Designed for rapid deployment with HP POD can be up and running in as little as 12 weeks

Model Information


HP POD 240a


21.5'W x 21'H x 45'L

Approximate weight (with IT)

257,000 lbs.

Max non-redundant IT capacity


Max redundant IT capacity


Power busways

(16) 200A Busways

Rack capacity

(44) HP 50U industry-standards racks

Total U-space

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