Founded in 1999 in Barcelona as a shielding business for mission critical facilities, AST Modular was the pioneer of prefabricated, secure and energy efficient data centers. The integration with AST now puts Schneider Electric in a market leading position for prefabricated and modular data centers
Prefabricating data center infrastructure allows organizations to deploy data center capacity efficiently, by minimizing complexity and unpredictability associated to traditional data center construction
Advanced Shielding Technologies (AST) is founded in Barcelona, Spain, by a group of private investors. AST becomes member of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Society and executes its first data center project.
AST launches Smart Shelter - a modular and semi pre-fabricated data center solution.
Two years after its launch, there are 40 Smart Shelter rooms installed worldwide. AST moves to new facilities with 1300 m2 of available office and production space.
AST deploys its first data center in a ISO shipping Container.
AST opens its North American offices in Miami, Florida to expand business to North and South American markets.
AST delivers its first containerized data center with Natural Free Cooling – an indirect air-to-air and evaporative free cooling solution engineered in-house.
AST Modular launches its NON ISO Modular data center offering.
Recognizing its strong position and experience in the market, Schneider Electric acquires AST Modular.