Intelligent Data Centres Issue 49 | Page 51

Eaton and Rittal collaborate to advance innovations within modular data centre space

Intelligent power management company , Eaton , has announced the addition of Rittal to its xModular partner programme to help advance its innovations within the modular data centre space .

The data centre industry requires a variety of technologies and engineering systems that complement each other while meeting the requirements of different applications . Leveraging some of the industry ’ s best-in-breed technology and service companies , Eaton ’ s xModular partner programme is a unique approach that allows the flexibility to offer multiple designs across multiple applications and geographies to ensure it can meet the specific needs of its customers .
This makes Rittal a great fit as a leading global provider of system solutions for industrial enclosures , power distribution , climate control and IT infrastructure , as well as software and services . Rittal is a pioneer in data centre standardisation
and has created a modular infrastructure platform for establishing data centre OT flexibly , reliably and fast . Adaptable and yet standardised solutions including rack , cooling , power , monitoring and security for any future IT scenario can be implemented anywhere in the world – whether they are single rack or container solutions , enterprise data centres , Edge or highly scaled colocation , cloud or hyperscale data centres .
“ There are three significant trends ; digitalisation , new electrification and the energy transition to renewables ; all of which , in their various ways , are contributing to the need for integrated modular solutions ,” said Ciarán Forde , Data Centre Market Segment Manager , Eaton EMEA . “ The digital cloud is growing in both a centralised and decentralised fashion . This requires a new approach to IT and power deployment but without compromise to resilience , reliability and new sustainability goals . Eaton ’ s xModular approach tackles this . We ’ re delighted to welcome Rittal to our strategic partner
programme . This partnership will bring the unmatched strengths and capabilities of both companies to uniquely address client requirements .”
Uwe Scharf , Business Unit Officer ( CBO ) at Rittal , commented : “ We are proud that Eaton will leverage Rittal technology and knowledge in the xModular programme to meet the rapidly growing demands . Energy efficiency is an increasingly business-critical factor for future data centres . Yet , it must not be a conflicting goal with basic prerequisites such as highest availability and costeffectiveness . The best chance are data centres designed as a modular overall system with advanced , standardised components . Rittal ’ s experience and technology make a good fit with Eaton ’ s strong portfolio of reliable power infrastructure systems and services . Coupled with our collaborative data centre knowledge and joint approach , I am convinced we will create considerable added value for data centre operators and users .” �
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