Rittal introduces the 12 meter long XL version of its turnkey Rittal Data Centre Container. These are equipped with IT infrastructure components from Rittal, such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and an automatic fire alarm and extinguisher system, power supply and distribution, raised floors, as well as access control and monitoring functions. The Data Centre Containers are well protected against external threats, and enjoy energy-efficient climate control.
At 12 meters in length, the new XL-Version of the Rittal Data Centre Container (DCC) is generously dimensioned. As many as sixteen TS 8
server racks with 752 height units can be accommodated in it. With an outer width of 3 m and height of 3.25 m, the Rittal DCC is approx. 60 cm wider and 65 cm taller than the ISO standard. These considerable dimensions provide technicians and administrators with enough free space for installation and maintenance.
The Rittal Data Centre Containers have been specially designed for IT applications and have a reinforced exterior shell, as well as fire and burglary protection features. The infrastructure and the valuable data and hardware inventory are well protected against external hazards.
The DCC XL can be cooled energy-efficiently. Its design allows a separation into hot and cold aisles to allow targeted cooling of the servers. The use of direct free cooling is also possible, depending on the geographical location. Where this is possible, the filtered outside air is guided directly into the container. A switch-over to a conventional climate control unit is then only made at high external temperatures. This way, a very good PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of less than 1.2 can be achieved.
For medium-sized companies, major corporations, and hosting providers
The Data Centre Container XL (DCC XL) is targeted at medium-sized companies that have a very high demand for computing power, as well as at large corporations or hosting providers. The equipment can be standardized, so meeting the specific requirements of server farms, which are composed of dozens of containers and which serve entire regions or continents via software services.
Due to the possibility of physically separating server racks and technology, the Rittal DCC XL is especially suited for “private clouds”. A high level of physical security is guaranteed: This way, air conditioning technicians can maintain the climate control system, without having to obtain real access to the servers themselves.