With the induction of Kell Systems, the APC range of power, cooling and housing solutions encompasses the provisioning and management of servers, storage and network equipment anywhere in the office, the server closet, the IT room and the data centre.
London, United Kingdom - Demand for compute power and data storage for companies of all sizes is increasing relentlessly. At the same time, there’s pressure to ensure that resources are used efficiently. Despite the constraints on budgets, investment in IT strategies such as virtualisation together with adoption of efficient and scalable power and cooling solutions can provide benefits such as lowered operating costs and higher manageability, reduced energy consumption and smaller carbon footprint.
“The best place for servers and IT equipment is a purpose-built environment which can be controlled from a power and cooling provision point of view,” said Paul Tyrer, VP Schneider Electric, UK, Ireland and Nordics. “With the addition of Kell Systems to the family, Schneider Electric is now able to provide an integrated range of products and solutions which will ensure efficient operation of IT equipment in all dedicated and non-dedicated IT spaces.”
All server rooms need to be planned meticulously and companies need to think their requirements through carefully before building new or upgrading existing facilities. To maximise return on investment (ROI), server rooms are built for a lengthy lifecycle, the art is therefore to provide a solution which is adaptable to changing requirements. Using APC by Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure architecture, server rooms can be configured exactly according to current need but with the capability to scale the solution up as the IT requirement grows from small beginnings.
The latest generation of APC physical infrastructure, together with the online configuration tools which support them, dramatically reduce the time and complexity from concept and design through installation. APC by Schneider Electric power, cooling, racks, security and management components are conceived and tested as part of an integrated system to work together. This is evident throughout the solution, from aesthetics and functionality to the ease of management software integration.
To compliment the server room offering, NetShelter CX cabinets can be used to house computer servers and network equipment outside of the IT room, within offices or other environments. Paul Tyrer says “NetShelter CX acts as a Server-Room-In-A-Box’ and is currently used by all types of businesses to provide a quick and low-capital solution for placing IT equipment in non-dedicated spaces. They also provide an ideal entry point into APC solutions for all IT housing requirements, from small standalone installations and wiring closets, through to comms rooms, computer rooms and data centres. It means that customers can benefit from a standardised and modular approach to managing the physical infrastructure which supports their IT and network equipment - increasing the reliability and availability of IT services.”
Ideal as an IT hub for small or start-up businesses, and for expansion requirements or remote installations for large organisations, the cabinets provide integrated power, ventilation and noise suppression for up to 3.6kW loads in a single cabinet. At home in the office environment, NetShelter CX cabinets are stylish, high quality furniture and fitted with heavy-duty castors for ease of portability and quick installation. Lockable for security, ventilated and sound-proofed to minimise noise disturbance in the work place - they reduce perceived noise by 90%.
NetShelter CX saves floor space and can be deployed in weeks rather than the months associated with dedicated space. Additionally the cabinets can be relocated to a new space in the event of office relocation. Integral ventilation ensures that IT equipment is kept at optimum temperature to avoid thermal shutdown and ensure long term reliable operation.
For more details regarding APC by Schneider Electric solutions for every IT installation, please visit www.apc.com/gb or call the company on 0800 2799254.
About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data centre and factory floor applications. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC provides pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications that are well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained throughout their lifecycle. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
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