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Fast, Simple, Effective: Rittal Edge Data Center for innovative IoT solutions

may 18 27Fast, Simple, Effective: Rittal Edge Data Center for innovative IoT solutions

The sensors and actuators deployed in smart production systems continuously relay information on the status of processes and infrastructure. This forms the basis for innovative services – such as alerts, predictive maintenance, and machine self-optimisation – delivered by the company’s IT department in real time.  To make this possible, and to rapidly respond to events and anomalies, low latency between production and IT infrastructureis critical. (Read More)

Fast, simple, effective

A remote cloud data centre is unable to support these scenarios. The solution is edge computing, i.e. computing resources at the perimeter of a given network. With this in mind, Rittal has introduced a new edge data centre: an end-to-end product with standardised, preconfigured IT infrastructure.

The Rittal Edge Data Centre comprises two Rittal TS IT racks, plus corresponding modules for climate control, power distribution, UPS, fire suppression, monitoring and secure access. These units are available in various output classes, and can be easily combined for rapid deployment. Moreover, to safeguard critical components from heat, dust and dirt in industrial environments, the Rittal Edge Data Center can be implemented in a self-contained high-availability room.

As Clive Partridge, Rittal’s Technical Manager for IT Infrastructure, observes: “The Edge Data Center allows organisations to quickly and simply establish IT environments equipped for the challenges of what’s been termed “the fourth industrial revolution”.  Combined with the as-a-service offering that we jointly provide with iNNOVO Cloud, the Rittal Edge Data Center is a complete, one-stop solution for enterprises of all sizes.”

They are then free to focus on their core tasks while harnessing the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) for their business. Hand-in-hand with its IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) platform provider iNNOVO Cloud, Rittal also offers private-cloud data centres in shipping containers, plus ITaaS. The containers are fully equipped with all key active components, such as servers, network connectivity and storage for immediate use.

The Rittal Edge Data Center can be extended two racks at a time. Moreover, the modular approach provides customers with diverse options, allowing it to accommodate a variety of scenarios – for example, installation in an IT security room, or in a container, to be located wherever it is required.

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.     

The Rittal Edge Data Center will be on show along with other solutions from Rittal – The System, at Data Centre World (Excel, London, 21-22 March 2018) on Stand D510.