Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, in March announced the introduction of its first rack mounted data center cooling solution. The Uniflair Rack Mounted Cooling 3.5kW, DX solution addresses the escalating demand for rack-based cooling for micro data centers and edge computing where space can be at a premium.
Available globally, the new offer frees up valuable IT floor space by placing the IT cooling at the bottom of any IT rack. The solution can be integrated into EcoStruxure™, enabling the global visibility of performance and status supported with a 24×7 expert service bureau using the next generation data center management (DCIM) software, EcoStruxure IT Expert, and EcoStruxure Asset Advisor.
The new Uniflair Rack Mounted cooling solution benefits include:
- Reduced Complexity: Provides precise temperature control to cool single racks of IT equipment without the need of any additional cooling.
- Enhanced Flexibility: Installs and integrates quickly and simply at the bottom of the IT rack.
- Reduced OpEx: Variable capacity offers continuous and automatic modulation of fan and compressor speed to match rack airflow requirements to deliver 0.5kW to 3.5kW of cooling, maximizing efficiency and lowering operational cost.
- Less Maintenance: Designed for fast and easy access servicing, which reduces unplanned maintenance.
“Simply put, our new vendor-neutral, rack mounted cooling solution is right-sized for edge micro data centers and provides the right answer for cooling today’s critical edge technology,” said Maurizio Frizziero, Director of Cooling, Schneider Electric. “It offers more cooling in less space and simplifies management and maintenance, making it ideal for industries like retail, finance, health care, light manufacturing, and education.”
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