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DX edge Micro Data Center (MDC)

The DX edge micro data center (MDC) is not just a micro data center. It is the most miniature portable data center for edge computing.
MDC can be easily installed anywhere, indoors or outdoors, from office buildings to harsh outdoor environments. They are easy to deploy, easy to maintain, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.


IIJ selected the micro data center products of Zella DC, based in Australia. IIJ provides high-performance, quality micro data centers in Japan and worldwide.

Indoor model "Zella Pro" Outdoor model "Zella Hut"
feature Compact and all-in-one. No server room required, easy and quick installation anywhere It is an outdoor type which can be deployed in the field in many ways, such as communication equipment for wireless stations and agricultural IoT applications.
Type Zella Pro 12
Zella Pro 25
Zella Pro 38
Zella Hut 12
Zella Hut 25
Zella Hut 38
Main functions
  • Dustproof/waterproof (IP65)
  • Noise insulation
  • Cooling (server cooling)
  • Physical/cyber security
  • Switchboard, smart PDU
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • Environmental sensor, camera
  • Fire protection system
  • DCIM software (remote DC management)

Based on the features of Zella Pro, enhanced features for outdoor installation.

  • Enhanced UV resistance and waterproof
  • Wind and solar panels can be put on MDC

About Zella DC

IIJ partnered with Zella DC, and MDC at IIJ is the first Zella DC installed in Japan.

Zella DC is a next-generation data centre provider disrupting traditional server rooms and enabling the Edge, based in Perth, Australia.Their micro data centre is more cost-effective and significantly more flexible - it's a game-changer.
As a specialist global micro data centre manufacturer established in 2010, they have been enabling the Edge with three key considerations, efficient, robust, and intelligent.

Over a decade ago, Zella DC pioneered the micro data centre. Since then, they have been proven to work in the harshest environments on earth. The result is a vendor-agnostic approach to software, hardware manufactured to global standards, and clients and partners across six continents. They have targeted organisations that will need to process data at the Edge of the network. Their typical clients are hot and dusty mining sites, telecom, shipbuilder, government, health, and other enterprises. Zella DC is the time-proven micro data centre solution for edge deployment.

For more information on Zella DC, see blank.

Further information or a quotation

For more information or to get a quotation for DX edge MDC, please feel free to contact us.


  • Q1.What is a micro data center?


    micro data center is a modular system that contains all the components of the infrastructure needed for a data center, including servers, storage, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), and cooling systems. A micro data center maximizes the value of edge computing in the office, factory, warehouse, and other on-site locations.

  • Q2. What is the difference between a micro data center and a traditional server room?


    A micro data center has a lot of advantages in installation, scaling, and operation.

    Micro data center Traditional server room
    Ease of implementation
    • MDC can be installed inside existing buildings or outdoors, so construction costs are lower and deployment can be quicker compared to traditional server rooms.
    • It is easy to relocate as well.
    • Complicated construction work is required to build a dedicated server room with cooling equipment, physical security measures, and so on. It can take much time and be costly.
    • Equipment cannot be relocated.
    • MDC can be easily expanded by adding additional racks.
    • Difficult to expand existing server rooms.
    Ease of operation
    • No need to assign a specialized technician to the site.
    • Remotely monitor the status (usage, failure) of MDC in real time.
    • With MDC, facility failures are less consequential since they occur on an individual rack basis.
    • Regular self-checks
    • Since the facility status cannot be visualized, it may take time to isolate the server room equipment from IT equipment.
    • Facility failure affects the entire server room.
    • It is necessary to carry out periodical inspection for the cooling system, etc. by specialists.
  • Q3. What is the situation regarding MDC monitoring, operation, and maintenance?


    MDC components are subject to send-back maintenance. In addition, they are plug-and-play, so non-technical staff can easily perform replacements.
    IIJ provides Managed Services (remote monitoring/operation) and coordinates the resolving of failures with the 3rd party supplier.

    * Managed Services are provided in Japan and other specific areas.

  • Q4. In which countries/regions are these solutions offered?


    We can provide MDC in most countries and regions around the world.
    Plug-and-play and send-back maintenance of components make for easy operation without on-site support from MDC technicians.

  • Q5. What is the advantage of Zella DC's MDC?


    Zella DC is a specialized manufacturer with a wealth of know-how regarding micro data centers and edge environments. They provide robust products that have a proven track record even in the harshest environments on earth, such as mining sites.
    It is a safe product made in Australia, and features the ability to select redundant configurations, including cooling units.
    As a partner at Zella DC, IIJ also offers flexible customization to meet customer requirements.

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