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Microsoft chooses Rittal

April 2010 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Rittal recently announced its strategic relationship with Microsoft’s Enterprise Engineering Centre (EEC) located on the company’s main campus in Redmond, Washington. Part of the Server and Tools Division, the EEC is the premier customer facing lab on campus, which provides Microsoft customers the opportunity to test deployments and upgrades of enterprise software products as well as the configuration and scalability of untested solutions. By essentially performing operational ‘rehearsals’ in EEC engagements, Microsoft customers get a glimpse of how the tested solutions will perform in their own production environments – removing uncertainty and ultimately saving time and money.

The EEC infrastructure contains over 700 servers, more than 2 Petabytes of storage and a central switching fabric of over 20 Terabytes. A significant expansion project is underway to enhance the facility’s validation capabilities and increase energy efficiency that includes a number of Rittal’s industry-leading TS 8 server rack enclosures and LCP+ (Liquid Cooling Package) high density cooling units. According to Microsoft EEC’s John Cressey, “Rittal’s LCP Plus cooling solution provides the EEC two key features which fit well into our business strategy. First, the fact that the cooling is integrated into an enclosed environment gives us the ability to monitor our cooling in a much more targeted way in order to test and develop more energy efficient solutions for the future. Secondly, this architecture provides a much more portable and flexible solution than the traditional centrally cooled data centre, giving us the ability to relocate to another building if the need arises.”

Rittal’s TS 8 rack enclosures and LCP’s are ideal for modern high density data centres that are striving to balance performance requirements with efficient, environmentally friendly design philosophies. Rittal’s Liquid Cooling Packages can reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. Because both products are part of the comprehensive RimatriX5 data centre infrastructure system (which also includes power management, security and monitoring products), they can easily be scaled to accommodate any new build or retrofitted to improve the functionality and efficiency of existing deployments.


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