Datacentre infrastructure vendor, Rittal, officially launched its RimatriX S, standardised modular datacentre at CeBIT 2013 in Sydney that aims to be an alternative to a traditional datacentre, reducing the planning and implementing costs of traditional datacentres.
Showcasing its range of modular datacentres, Rittal displayed an impressive, prefabricated modular datacentre unit at the event’s trade expo.
The RimatriX S solution promises accelerated configuration, delivery, and operation, as well as enhanced energy efficiency. It includes preconfigured modules, including server and network enclosures, temperature control and energy efficient power supply.
The product aims to differentiate itself from traditional datacentres by cutting the delivery times to only six weeks. Traditional datacentres can take up to 20 weeks to deliver, said Rittal Australia IT business development manager, Mark Roberts.
That is made possible as the datacentre modules’ are standardised and their performance preconfigured, he added.
The modules are available in versions with six (Single 6) or nine (Single 9) server racks which can be combined to form larger units.
Rittal has an extensive channel strategy for its products, which it hopes to expand into the IT space after its success with the industrial customers, said Rittal managing director, Peter Mellino.
Rittal has a partnership with value-added distributor Whitegold Solutions, which will use the product to help build out its other datacentre infrastructure-focused solution sets for the channel, said Whitegold managing director, Dominic Whitehand.
Rittal also revealed a new rack system, called “TS IT” is a modular system of racks and accessories, which aims to reduce complexity and is easy to install, according to the company.
“Customers need flexibility because the enclosure must be adaptable to the needs of the fast-moving IT business,” said Roberts. “Reducing complexity was the goal of a standardised modular system.”
Rittal’s new IT rack system boasts of a tool-free installation that includes the basic equipment, divided side panels and quick release fastener and optimised cable entry with brush strips. Accessories and component shelves and sliding rails can be assembled single-handedly without tools. The product will be available in Australia in late 2012.