Racks and Enclosures

Methode, NORLINX Team on DCIM Smart Rack

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Methode has brought its expertise across a range of industries to build what it believes is the “Cadillac” or racks. A partnership with Norlinx and out-of-the-box functionality between the hardware and software mean a rack that does more than just hold up servers. Read More

Managing the Data Center – One Rack at a Time

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The modern data center is a combination of technologies all working together to help deliver data. As cloud computing, IT consumerization and big data continue to shape the industry – the data center will continue to remain at the heart of it all. In working with today’s data center infrastructure, administrators must not only build around agility – but efficiency as well. The idea is to simplify data center management by breaking a complex environment into more manageable pieces – the racks. Read More

Silicon Photonics: The Data Center at Light Speed

Multiple innovative products were unveiled at the show including this rack design. Quanta partnered with Intel in producing this Open Compute Project compliant rack (prototype shown) which will use silicon photonics. This ultra-low latency technology will increase the speed at which components in the rack can speak to each other. The forthcoming silicon photonics technology will enable 100 Gbps interconnects, which is enough bandwidth to serve multiple processor generations. This technology could allow  components that previously needed to be bound to the same motherboard to be spread out within a rack.

Intel has developed a prototype of a “photonic rack” with high-speed connections that allow new approaches to server design that separate components like CPUs and storage, allowing them to be upgraded independently. Here’s a video overview. Read More

Hyve Unveils Open Compute Servers and Storage

An Open Compute Project compliant rack that was developed for Riot Games was available in the Hyve booth at the summit.

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (SNX), rolled out Open Compute Project compliant hardware at Tuesday’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. Many attendees were at the company both reviewing the production-grade rack developed with gaming company, Riot Games. Read More

Emerson Adapts Open Compute, Eyes HyperScale Market

Emerson Network Power will attend The Open Compute Summit to show off a rack solution that integrates concepts of the Open Rack specification, created with off-the-shelf components. Emerson is also launching a new consulting initiative that will target operators of large “hyperscale” data centers. Read More

Panduit Acquires Unite Technologies

Panduit Corp. said today that it has acquired Unite Technologies Ltd. to expand its capabilities for energy management and environmental monitoring solutions for the enterprise and data center. Read More

Data Center Racks Getting Taller, Wider, Deeper

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The Open Compute Project initiative to develop a wider rack for data center equipment seeks to standardize a trend that has been developing for several years. Racks have been getting taller, wider and deeper for some time, according to IMS Research. Read More

Open Compute Wants to Overhaul Data Center Racks

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The Open Compute Project is ready to shake up the world of data center racks. The open source hardware project today outlined plans for Open Rack, which will see to set a new standard for rack design for hyperscale data center environments – including 21-inch-wide racks instead of the traditional 19-inch width. Read More