TMCnews Featured Article
December 27, 2012
Cloud Data Centers Find Greater Efficiency with Panduit Cabinets
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Data center efficiency – it’s gaining more attention as enterprises are using more data and draining resources to maintain data center hardware. At the same time, companies are adopting virtualization and consolidation strategies, and both demand a closer focus on power consumption and bandwidth. For many, the answer is the implementation of the cloud data center and the provider is Panduit.
Simply implementing a cloud data center strategy is not enough to ensure efficiency, however. A reduction in power consumption and an efficient approach to operation demands the right equipment. Panduit offers a full line of energy efficient cabinet systems, such as the features on this Panduit page.
To drive efficient operations in the cloud data center, the physical infrastructure must focus on the inclusion of energy efficient cabinets. Those offered by Panduit provide the right support for high-heat, high-density loads for the increasingly strained data center. The components available are designed to address cooling, power, space and even cable management challenges – all of which continue to plague today’s data center manager.
Panduit isn’t just focused on energy efficiency. The company also wants to ensure the cloud data center has access to the right technology so that the performance of the data center’s servers, switches and storage equipment are all enhanced. Energy consumption is reduced and cooling efficiency is improved with cabinets designed with thermal solutions that maintain separation between hot and cold air.
And, when Panduit’s solutions are strategically combined with a cooling system designed with innovation and efficiency in mind, the integrated thermal solution cabinets can reduce energy costs within the data center by as much as 40 percent. The company’s solutions, designed specifically for the cloud data center, include the Net-Access Cabinet System, the Net-Contain Passive Thermal Containment System, the Net-Contain Cold Aisle Containment System and In-cabinet Ducting.
The cloud data center is a higher density switch and server application environment, demanding the capabilities and improved airflow enabled with the Net-Access Cabinet System. The Net-Contain Passive Thermal Containment System will channel the exhaust into the ceiling plenum or stratify cold or hot air, thereby eliminating the recirculation of hot air into the center.
N-Series Cabinets are complemented with the S-Series Cabinet System, managing space requirements for the provision of a complete and optimized physical infrastructure solution. A physical separation between the hot exhaust and the cold air is enabled with the Net-Contain Cold Aisle Containment System and allowing for the creation of a more efficient approach to cooling energy consumption.
Finally, in-cabinet ducting is used to optimize the efficiency of the cooling system through the establishment of a front-to-back airflow pattern contained within the Panduit cabinet. Cooling efficiency is not only enabled, performance is also improved to ensure the best ROI for the cloud data center.
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca