Vertiv (VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, on Tuesday introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S, a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small Information Technology (IT) sites.
A news report by African Press Organisation (AGO) Group on the latest technology solution indicated that Vertiv VRC-5 system, which is available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), comprised a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack.
Commenting on the technology innovation, Vertiv’s Vice President, Integrated Rack Solutions in EMEA, Alex Pope, said: “Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented reality app.
“The Vertiv VRC-S is a very efficient plug and play solution that can be delivered to your location with integrated UPS, which powers both the in-rack cooling and backup ventilation as well as the power distribution for IT assets, with pre-wired monitoring for simple connection to your utility power and network.
“This new offering is a strategic result of Vertiv’s product innovation roadmap and latest R&D investments, which will progressively bring more edge-ready, micro data center solutions to the market”, the IT solutions expert added.
According to Vertiv, the Vertiv VRC-S which is ideal for edge deployments such as retail stores and distribution, transportation, healthcare and light industrial applications, is available in a number of pre-built, standard models which can be delivered in days and installed within hours.
The news report further stated: “The Vertiv VRC-S micro data center can be experienced virtually with the latest Vertiv XR app, the new AR-powered mobile application that enables users to embark on an immersive exploration of all the unit’s components, while also revealing the operating modes and key features that are invisible to the naked eye, but deliver end-to-end system functionality that is unique in the market.
“More information on the AR experience bringing the Vertiv VRC-S to life is available on the Vertiv website, while the Vertiv XR app can be downloaded for free from Google Play (Android) and Apple App Store (iOS).
“Micro data centers are designed to support edge computing applications, meaning anywhere that critical, small-footprint computer resources are needed. Unlike prefabricated modular data centers which are typically larger stand-alone installations deployed outside main buildings or in remote locations, micro data centers – the size of a standard IT rack – can be deployed in environments such as offices, clinics, retail stores, or other commercial or industrial spaces.
“The Vertiv VRC-S is pre-engineered and factory-integrated to deliver maximized reliability, efficiency and speed of deployment”, it added.
The news medium also reported that the Vertiv VRC-S came with a three-year warranty covering the entire system, adding that installation and preventive maintenance services are available through local, factory-trained Vertiv services professionals and channel partners.