APC intros NetShelter SX enclosure with improved support for high density networking apps

The company says the new enclosure's side airflow duct kit eliminates the challenge of cooling side-to-side airflow equipment, while addressing problems of hot and cold air isolation.

Feb 23rd, 2010

APC by Schneider Electric has released the NetShelter SX networking enclosure as the newest product in its IT enclosure line offering improved support for high density networking applications. The NetShelter SX is designed to support large core networking switches and high-volume cabling applications, while maintaining hot and cold aisle architecture within the data center. When combined with a newly available side airflow duct kit, the enclosure is designed to provide complete isolation of hot exhaust and cold intake air for large switches and SAN directors. In addition, integrated high density cable managers offer enough cable capacity for 768 data ports.

The side airflow duct kit is compatible with Cisco 6509, 6513, 9509, and 9513 series switches. The kit includes two 2U ducts, zero U mounting brackets for the switch, and a side baffle to isolate the switch intake from any hot air from the rear of the enclosure. An additional vertical cable channel located behind the left mounting rails provides extra cable capacity to support high density networking applications. Further, the enclosure roof now has larger cable exit areas to accommodate large cable bundles and is covered with brushes to control bypass air. The vertical cable managers have been designed to improve cable routing across enclosures to better accommodate patching applications.

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APC Introduces the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure with Improved Support for High Density Networking Applications

Side Airflow Duct Kit eliminates the challenge of cooling side-to-side airflow equipment while addressing problems of hot and cold air isolation

West Kingston, RI (USA), February 22, 2010 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure, the newest product in APC’s superior IT enclosure line offering improved support for high density networking applications. The NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure is designed to support large core networking switches and high-volume cabling applications while maintaining hot and cold aisle architecture within the datacenter. When combined with the new Side Airflow Duct Kit, the Networking Enclosure provides complete isolation of hot exhaust and cold intake air for large switches and SAN directors. In addition, integrated high density cable managers offer enough cable capacity for 768 data ports.

“The growth of large networking switches in the data center has created a demand for enclosures specifically designed for high density applications,” said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems, Services & Software, APC. “With many of the switches having unique side-to-side airflow, the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure, along with the Side Airflow Duct Kit, offers extra room for cable and superior airflow isolation allowing for better cooling efficiency.”

The new Side Airflow Duct Kit is able to effectively direct airflow for switches and SAN directors with side-to-side airflow cooling. Vertical blanking panels are included with the enclosure to prevent bypass air at patching sections. The Side Airflow Duct Kit is designed to be compatible with Cisco 6509, 6513, 9509, and 9513 series switches. The Side Airflow Duct Kit includes two 2U ducts, zero U mounting brackets for the switch, and a side baffle to isolate the switch intake from any hot air from the rear of the enclosure.

The NetShelter SX Enclosure accommodates a wide variety of networking configurations and cable routing options. An additional vertical cable channel located behind the left mounting rails provides extra cable capacity to support high density networking applications. The enclosure roof now has larger cable exit areas to accommodate large cable bundles and is covered with brushes to control bypass air. The vertical cable managers have been designed to improve cable routing across enclosures to better accommodate patching applications.

The NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure integrates seamlessly with APC InfraStruxure software management products to provide a complete IT infrastructure support system. APC’s standard rack warranty is included for the NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure and the Side Airflow Duct Kit is covered under the standard accessory warranty of two years, repair or replace.

The APC NetShelter SX Networking Enclosure (AR3140) and Side Airflow Duct Kit (AR7715) are currently available worldwide. For more information about APC’s NetShelter product line, visit www.apc.com or call 800-877-4080.

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