Marshall Tufflex, a construction manufacturer in East Sussex, England, has done away with the traditional brick-built server room and has installed its Edge data center, responsible for running their automated machinery, directly on their factory floor.
Typically, server rooms are built as separate, temperature-controlled rooms to protect sensitive equipment from temperature swings and environmental dust and dirt. Marshall Tufflex, in partnership with Rittal, designated a workshop within their factory space as their new server room.
Remotely monitored racks and a redundant cooling system was installed in under two weeks, providing an appropriate environment for the delicate system without the added cost and work disruption that a typical server room installation requires.
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