Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has made it easier to improve cooling efficiency in edge applications and data centres with the SmartRack® Aisle Containment System.
The new aisle containment system, which keeps hot and cool air separated, promotes better temperature control and improved equipment performance in hot or cold aisle environments. The system incorporates existing rack infrastructure and can be easily installed and modified without assistance from a contractor.
Tripp Lite will officially launch the SmartRack Aisle Containment System in Europe, along with EdgeReady™ Micro Data Centres, at the world’s largest data centre event, Data Centre World, which takes place 11-12 March 2020 at London’s ExCel Convention Centre. Tripp Lite’s unique exhibition stand, created by Quadrant2Design, will feature an attention-grabbing layout that resembles the SmartRack Aisle Containment System.
Taking the Heat off Businesses
Dealing with the heat generated in data centres and server rooms is an expensive and difficult problem for many businesses. If cooling is insufficient, servers and other data centre equipment are prone to a shortened lifespan. Hot spots and overheating can cause damage that is not always immediately obvious and can result in incremental hardware failure weeks or months later.
Many organisations have discovered that it is far more cost-effective and energy-efficient to isolate the racks in a contained aisle solution instead of trying to maintain cooling for an entire server room or provide expensive custom cooling solutions for a specific rack. Typically, because of the complexity and inflexibility of most data centre aisle containment solutions, businesses need to hire contractors to install them. If a business is looking to relocate to another building, quite often these aisle containment systems cannot be dismantled and moved to a new space. This is not only costly but also incredibly wasteful.
Tripp Lite has developed a cost-effective and sustainable solution to this problem. The flexible, modular design of the SmartRack Aisle Containment System means that it can be re-assembled and/or expanded multiple times for new installations and retrofits. The game-changing aisle containment system, which has been purposely designed for businesses to build themselves, comes in manageable kits that include everything needed for assembly.
Tripp Lite will also launch EdgeReady Micro Data Centres at Data Centre World.
These preconfigured micro data centres (MDCs) integrate a rack enclosure, UPS system and other critical components to create customisable solutions that can be standardised for quick, easy, repeatable deployments and service. The MDCs are designed specifically for edge locations such as branch offices, banks, retail stores and gaming centres that lack a dedicated IT space and have limited IT support. The MDCs can provide a level of system availability and security comparable to a core/cloud data centre.