October 29, 2009 --Panduit has unveiled its Net-SERV Cabinet System, which it says enables improved thermal management and reduced power consumption in a design that optimizes flexibility and space utilization in the data center.
According to the company, the Net-SERV Cabinets incorporate cable management design features that optimize space utilization and thermal management for server applications. Cabinets are available in 600mm (24") and 700mm (28") widths, 1200mm (48") depth and in 42RU and 45RU heights providing scalability and flexibility. The cabinets are available configured from the factory with a variety of cable management options including high density, standard density, and vertical patch, enabling faster and easier deployments.
Additional elements of the Net-SERV Cabinet System optimize cooling system effectiveness by maintaining hot / cold air separation and eliminating exhaust-area choke points. The Panduit Vertical Exhaust System (VES) channels hot air from the cabinet directly into the overhead return plenum, preventing hot air recirculation and allowing room and chilled water temperature set points to be raised. Air sealing accessories prevent the mixing of hot and cold air by eliminating leakage through cabinet and floor openings, boosting cooling system efficiency.
When deployed as an integrated solution, the Net-SERV Cabinet System enables data center managers to optimize airflow and reduce energy costs by 25% or more in a typical deployment, contends the company.
"In addition to industry leading cabinet systems technology, Panduit brings the unique capability to tightly integrate these cabinet systems with cabling, cable management, pathways, active devices, and related accessories. This capability in concert with Panduit`s reference architectures for the physical infrastructure, which are being jointly developed with industry leading systems technology vendors, help our customers deploy an optimized infrastructure for the data center," comments Jeff Paliga, director of global solutions development, Panduit.
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