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EMS Plans to Develop 20 to 80 kW R.A.S.E.R. HD Micro-Modular Data Center


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May 31, 2011

EMS Plans to Develop 20 to 80 kW R.A.S.E.R. HD Micro-Modular Data Center

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

Elliptical Mobile Solutions (EMS), an enabler of Micro-Modular Data Centers, revealed that it  is building its next generation Micro-Modular Data Center, the R.A.S.E.R. HD, capable of offering IT loads up to 80 kW, as well as a power usage effectiveness level (PUE) of 1.1.

In a press release, Bill Stockwell, chief executive officer of EMS noted the new Center as the highest density, most energy efficient IT enclosure available.  

"This is truly game changing innovation for the data center industry as well as high performance computing (HPC) centers around the world," said Stockwell.

Stockwell also mentioned that with the use of increasingly powerful processors and high density equipment such as blade servers, the IT industry is grappling with the challenges of increased energy consumption and high levels of wasted heat as a result.

EMS also claims that the R.A.S.E.R. HD provides the greenest solution available.

Elliptical Mobile Solutions has been focusing in the development of self-contained, high-density, cost-effective and energy efficient Micro-Modular Data Centers. Built at the rack level with onboard cooling, security and fire suppression, these data centers are said to fully replicate the functions of a traditional data center without the costly infrastructure, raised floors, big iron and massive air conditioning units.

The R.A.S.E.R. is a 42U, vendor neutral, enclosure that can completely replace the building shell portion of a standard data center. The unit can provide the equivalent of up to 130 square feet of high-density, fireproof floor space with 42,000 BTU of closed loop cooling applied directly to the equipment. Equipped with industry standard 19" racks, the R.A.S.E.R. can accommodate high-tech equipment including powerful blade servers for a true Tier IV data center.

A recent study by the Uptime Institute reported that 36% of data center facilities would run out of space, power or cooling in 2011-2012.

Stockwell said he sees the R.A.S.E.R. HD as being the ideal solution for clients who need to retrofit their existing data center due to power and cooling limitations or want to build a new data center or HPC center.

"Because of the amount of cooling that can be delivered directly to the IT equipment, the new R.A.S.E.R. HD is uniquely positioned to support the significant advances in high performance computing, both now and in the future," he said.

The R.A.S.E.R. HD is noted as the perfect solution for new data center builds in that it can reduce capital expenses up to 70 percent, operational and cooling expenses around 55 percent and reduce the data center footprint by 75 percent compared to traditional data centers. The enclosure also can be built, fully populated and delivered within 8 weeks while offering the reliability and resiliency that today's IT professionals demand.

Features of the R.A.S.E.R. HD include cooling units support 20 kW to 80 kW capacities, allowing for multiple configurations, 42U of rack space available in the main cabinet, powerful "field" upgradable cooling that provides cutting edge performance now as well as capacity to meet ever increasing heat loads into the future, 2 "sidecars" that contain cooling units to support "closed loop" cooling, completely sealed environment for maximum flexibility and efficiency, A and B water loops and multiple hot-swappable fans, built-in environmental monitoring for air temperature, flow, water temperature, leakage, humidity and fan speed, patented shock and vibration isolation allowing the enclosure to be moved or relocated while populated with equipment, scalable enough to allow companies to grow capacity as needed, vendor agnostic to accommodate all standard 19" rack equipment.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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