Intelligent Data Centres Issue 01 | Page 55

Vertiv enhances ‘Plug and Play’ data centres from the edge to the core V ertiv has announced an extension of its modular data centre capability with two product families designed to give customers even greater simplicity, efficiency and agility when deploying data centre capacity from the core to the edge of the network. Vertiv SmartMod Vertiv SmartMod, SmartMod MAX and Power Module are available now in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Vertiv SmartMod and SmartMod MAX Vertiv SmartMod is a fully self-contained easily-configurable, ready-to-order, prefabricated modular (PFM) product range that enables new data centre whitespace to be added with significantly less on-site installation required than traditionally-built data centres. This ‘plug and play’ approach has the benefit of not only cutting the time for startup and commissioning – to just a few days instead of weeks or months – but also reducing the potential for quality issues as components are pre-integrated and pre-tested off-site. The pre-engineered and integrated design means SmartMod also provides greater Vertiv SmartMod is available in EMEA cost-certainty for customers by reducing the likelihood of additional on-site modifications. In addition, when deploying multiple units or at multiple locations, having a common look and feel, layout and equipment kit simplifies maintenance and operations activities. For customers that require more capacity, Vertiv SmartMod MAX consists of approximately twice the capacity of the main SmartMod product range, with up to 180 kW of IT load and 24 racks. SmartMod is available in a configurable range of IT load capacities from two to 12 racks (600 mm or 800 mm), up to 90 kW of IT load and redundancy architectures up to 2N. Alongside SmartMod, which is designed to house IT equipment in a fully self-contained system, Vertiv is also releasing Power Module – a family of offerings encompassing pre- integrated power infrastructure. The Power Module’s weatherproof and easily transportable enclosure protects the internal components that include high performance UPS Liebert EXL S1 and batteries. In addition, its dedicated Liebert PDX thermal management system ensures the equipment maintains optimal operating conditions – extending its life. As with the SmartMod, the Power Module comes fitted with a pre-integrated Liebert MC microchannel outdoor condenser. This avoids the need to install external cooling on-site and also shortens the time from delivery to startup of the systems. Options include varying Liebert APM uninterruptible power supply (UPS) backup times and electrical and cooling redundancy schemes, including Liebert CRV in-row cooling. Vertiv Power Module Issue 01 55 Power Module is designed to be deployed in new or existing facilities that require an agile and flexible way to scale-up power distribution and resiliency. The module can be deployed outside an existing facility without taking up expensive floor-space that could