Rittal applies expertise to deliver containerised data centre

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Envision AESC UK required a new data centre to support the office and production functions at its newly acquired Sunderland site. While there was a requirement for additional rack space, the primary driver was space and location. The client chose to relocate an internally based data centre (potentially consuming office or warehouse room), placing it instead externally.

Rittal applies expertise to deliver containerised data centreRittal was able to provide a solution consistent with the previous system, in terms of both design and technology. Rittal engineers specified the RiMatrix S, a containerised data centre with a pre-configured design, which meant that no additional design input was required by the customer.

Within the RiMatrix S, Rittal supplied 6 × server racks, 1 × networking rack, a fan-based cooling supply, an ABB UPS, a distribution board, fire suppression and 2 × free-cooling chillers.

Rittal partnered with an M&E partner to manage the installation, meaning that Envision AESC received a wholly managed, turn-key solution. The result is a complete data centre with a small site footprint, with no need for any building work on-site.

Envision AESC UK’s Andy Dixon comments: “Rittal’s ability to deliver a turn-key solution using a standardised product was a major consideration for us. We are very impressed with the quality of the RiMatrix S product and the associated chiller units. The solution has provided us with the environment we needed to host our critical IT infrastructure.”

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