Hyperpod offers docking station for data centre power and cooling

November 08, 2017 //By Nick Flaherty
French systems company Schneider Electric has launched a 'pod' system for data centre racks that combines all the power, cooling and connectivity requirements.

The HyperPod is a rack-ready system designed to deploy IT in increments of 8 to 12 racks. 

Part of the EcoStruxure for Data Centre architecture, the HyperPod's design supports all of today's rack types including open compute. The pod style architecture, with integrated power, cooling, cabling, software management and containment, enables racks of IT equipment to roll into place, similar to a docking station, without the complexity and time associated with traditional IT deployments.

"Our customers wanted a streamlined and more cost-efficient way to deploy IT, one that keeps up with the pace of business, and we listened. HyperPod is changing the way data centers are designed and how IT is being deployed," said Steven Carlini, Senior Director, Innovation, Schneider Electric. "With deployment times up to 21 percent faster, HyperPod delivers 15 to 20 percent savings in time and costs over traditional approaches."

In support of HyperPod, Schneider Electric is offering a free online rule-based designer that makes it easy for clients and partners to quickly build and customize their pod with a variety of options, reducing overall costs, decreasing time to market and enabling partners to increase their value to customers. Options include: containment only, mini and large cantilevers, cable trays, distribution cabinets, multiple roof options, windows, blanking panels, doors, lighting kits and power raceways. HyperPod can be deployed as a single pod or in extended pod configurations. 

EcoStruxure for Data Centre is an open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture that has been deployed in 450,000+ installations, with the support of 9,000 system integrators, connecting over 1 billion devices.

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