Schneider Electric Unveils Rack Mounted Cooling Solution for the Edge

Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric has introduced its first rack mounted data center cooling solution. The Uniflair Rack Mounted Cooling 3.5kW, DX solution addresses the demand for rack-based cooling for micro data centers and edge computing where space can be at a premium.

Available globally, Schneider Electric’s new data center cooling solution would free up valuable IT floor space by placing the IT cooling at the bottom of any IT rack. The solution can be integrated into Schneider Electric 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.”

Schneider Electric’s Uniflair Rack Mounted cooling solution would provide the following benefits:

  • 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 would reduce 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.”

Schneider Electric’s rack mounted cooling solution is available worldwide.

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Maurizio Frizziero
“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.

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure is their open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure would deliver enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity intended to deliver innovation at every level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services which are supported by Customer Lifecycle Software.

EcoStruxure has been deployed in almost 500,000 sites with the support of 20,000+ developers, 650,000 service providers and partners, 3,000 utilities and connects over 2 million assets under management.

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