Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 82 | Page 66


Eaton ’ s xModular offers a new approach to delivering data centre power infrastructure

Power management company Eaton has announced the introduction of its xModular system , the latest addition to its critical systems portfolio that brings innovation , integration and a digital dimension to the design , deployment , and operation of data centre type facilities .

“ Increasingly the economy is a digital economy , as such the need for facilities to house compute and digital infrastructure is growing tremendously . Whether this is a data centre , on premise IT or a telecommunication network , all are facing the need for a more economic , faster , resilient , and safe way to house digital equipment . The xModular system and go-to-market strategy address this need regardless of application or customer type ”, said Karina Rigby , President , Critical Systems , Electrical Sector , Eaton EMEA .
As a global manufacturer of electrical switchgear , power distribution and uninterruptible power supplies ( UPS ), Eaton is best placed to optimise , integrate , and modularise the power train . But it ’ s not just the power aspect ( grey space ). xModular can also be configured to provide ample space for the IT compute equipment ( white space ) too . This space is designed in harmony with the electrical , cooling , controls and security requirements , providing an all-in-one system . By covering the entire module and system performance , Eaton gives clients the muchneeded assurance when embarking on this alternative build method . multiple designs covering multiple applications and geographies . This makes it unique in the marketplace , delivering much-needed flexibility to clients ” said Ciarán Forde , Data Centre Market Segment Manager , Eaton EMEA .
A key element of xModular is the inclusion of Eaton EnergyAwareTM UPS . This gridinteractive UPS means that the electrical system of an xModular data centre unit can act as a distributed energy resource ( DER ) and provide essential services back to the grid operator thus accelerating and de-risking the adoption of renewables . This act alone dwarfs many of the traditional sustainability efforts made in infrastructure design and operations .
As well as leveraging its electrical expertise Eaton ’ s exceptional project management , field services and aftercare ensure the whole life cycle is managed with the client . With over 2,000 service engineers and countless data center projects delivered globally , clients can expect world-class technology backed by world-class support .
The integration of cyber secure , electrical power monitoring and infrastructure management software , either on premise or remotely , ensures clients have full visibility and control of their critical environment .
Eaton ’ s new xModular system reduces the complexity of design , onsite construction and coordination . This results in a build time at a fraction of traditional methods and redefines infrastructure technology and thinking . It maximises customer experience through expert system engineering , quality , flexibility , safety , installation test and commissioning . All with our clients need for faster deployment , scalability and sustainability objectives at the forefront . p
In addition to Eaton ’ s innovation , the xModular partner program leverages some of the industry ’ s best of breed technology and services companies .
“ Rather than being locked into one design or face the cost associated with bespoke solutions , xModular has
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