By Carolyn Mathas, Contributor
Digital transformation is creating innovation at an unprecedented pace, requiring data centers that can be rapidly installed and are flexible enough to meet the challenges of such continued growth. In response, Rittal launched its RiMatrix Next Generation (NG) modular system for installing data centers fast.
With all IT infrastructure components in a single modular system, RiMatrix NG is a platform the company claims is future-safe and flexible. Using the modular system, IT managers can rapidly create customized solutions, incorporating:
- Climate control
- Power supply and backup
Whether for a single rack or container solution, centralized data centers, distributed edge data centers, or highly scaled colocation, cloud and hyperscale data centers, the solution’s modularity and backward compatibility enables rapid updating of individual components. The entire data center quickly adapts to meet technological developments. Potential combinations allow users to address their own needs and local regulatory requirements.
When a fast installation is necessary, or there is not sufficient existing space, the data center can be placed within a container and safely integrated into an existing IT infrastructure. RiMatrix NG modules and accessories can be used in an existing, rapidly changing architecture without changing the uninterruptible power supply to direct current.
It is the first platform that supports Open Compute Project (OCP) components and direct current technology in standard environments. Direct-current architectures and 21” racks in the OCP are increasingly recognized as the most energy-efficient option for hyperscale data centers. For further information visit www.rittal.co.uk.
In the old days, data center shells were built on-site and a team of specialists came to the site to assemble and install the critical infrastructure.