APC-MGE Partners With STULZ on Cooling

Power and cooling specialist APC-MGE has announced a partnership with Germany’s STULZ Gmbh to cross-market their products in cooling solutions for customers of both companies. The agreement will initially focus on countries in Europe, and later be expanded globally, the companies said.

STULZ specializes in precision technologies for perimeter cooling, while APC’s latest technology focuses on in-row cooling systems for high-density offerings. The partnership will allow the companies to offer full solutions for customers looking to improve the efficiency of their perimeter cooling while using in-row spot cooling to address “hot spots.”

STULZ uses an approach called Dynamic Free Cooling (DFC), an electronically controlled hybrid cooling system that uses free cooling (using chilled water from an outside water tower) to limit the use of the compressors within the computer room air conditioner (CRAC) unit. DFC tracks the outside temperature to determine when to turn the compressors on and off for optimum energy usage.

Under today’s agreement, APC-MGE will add an APC branded perimeter cooling solution manufactured by STULZ to its comprehensive cooling offering, while STULZ will offer APC’s InRow cooling systems to its customer base. The agreement builds on a history of cooperation between the two companies, primarily in China, Singapore and the Philippines, where MGE and STULZ worked together for more than 20 years as a sales and service partner.

“Customers can now rely on one vendor to meet all their critical power and cooling needs in the data center,” said Christian Corsin, APC-MGE senior vice president, Enterprise & Systems. “We are delighted to combine STULZ’s perimeter precision cooling expertise, solutions and services with the innovation and strong customer base of APC-MGE to better help our customers address cooling high efficiency data centers.”

“Our customers will benefit from the accumulated know-how of reliable partners in every aspect of critical infrastructure,” said Kurt Pl

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.