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Rittal and IBM Welcome First Tenants to Norway’s Lefdal Mine Datacenter

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 1:11:00 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Enclosures, IT, IT Datacenter, Lefdal Mine

The companies partner to launch the Lefdal Mine Datacenter, revolutionizing the data storage and colocation industry.

Norway’s Lefdal Mine Datacenter (LMD), which opened in May 2017, represents a revolution in data storage and colocation. The LMD, a collaboration between Rittal, IBM and the government of Norway, is a game-changer in data storage. It represents the most cost-effective, secure, flexible, and green datacenter in Europe.

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Keeping Your Cool in Your Edge Data Center

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in edge computing, IT, edge infrastructure, IT cooling, water-based cooling

Of all the concerns for an edge data center, cooling capacity consistently rates as a primary focus. A checklist of requirements includes:

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Understanding Edge Computing

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 11:35:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Enclosures, Data Center Solutions, edge computing, IT, edge infrastructure

Edge Computing Defined

Edge computing houses data processing capability at or near the “edge” of a network. Usually, servers are contained in a micro data center, with as few as one or two enclosures. Data which is mission-critical, such as a system fail, is captured and available in real-time on site. Edge computing is valuable in capturing bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data for analysis, lowering operating costs and improving energy efficiency. Lower priority data can be sent to the cloud or to a remote data center.

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What Edge Computing Means for IT

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2017 10:36:24 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Enclosures, edge computing, Cybersecurity, IT

Edge computing has risen to the forefront of information management in a very short time. Edge computing houses data processing capability at or near the “edge” of a network. The efficiency of this data management is well-documented. It is difficult to argue that accessing real time data for analysis is superior to later data retrieval. Latency of mission critical data is virtually eliminated. The decreased use of bandwidth and the elimination of data bottleneck to the main data center or cloud enhances productivity and cost savings.

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Taking it Global Together: Rittal and IBM

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2017 4:28:46 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Rittal Enclosures, IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, IT, IBM

Rittal Corporation and IBM have formed a global alliance, grown from a successful cooperative effort launched in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in 2015. Rittal’s expertise in IT infrastructure coupled with IBM’s resiliency services in planning, constructing, operating and servicing data centers forms the basis for construction of data center projects.

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Modular Enclosure Accessories Improve Customization and Scalability

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2017 3:40:57 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Enclosures, Enclosures

5 accessories to enhance TS 8 enclosure functionality  

With 12 million units sold around the globe, the TS 8 modular enclosure is established as the worldwide-standard. As businesses grow and enclosure needs evolve, many customers are turning to a variety of accessories to scale their solutions. 

These five accessories for lighting, power distribution, viewing and operating, climate control, and assembly  are  the most popular customizations design engineers and facilities managers are utilizing to maximize their investments. 

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DARPA Challenge Winner Featured at Smithsonian Museum

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 12:11:40 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, IT security, Cybersecurity, TS 8, Cyber Grand Challenge

Last year, Rittal TS Enclosures and LCP high density cooling products were selected as the infrastructure solution for a single event - the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, sponsored this first ever Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC).  

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Rittal Launches ROI Calculator to Showcase Labor Savings in Enclosure Modifications

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2017 10:07:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Perforex, ROI, Modification

By outsourcing the modification of an enclosure panel, or manually adding holes, cut-outs, taps or threadings in-house, you are absorbing costs in both time and labor. Now you can calculate a cost comparison quickly and simply.

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Data Centers in Extreme Environments with Rittal and EDGE MCS

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2017 1:50:11 PM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Data Center Solutions, IT security, edge computing, Modular data centers

Rittal Corporation teamed up with Edge Mission Critical Systems (Edge MCS) to support their turnkey modular data solutions for edge network applications marketed as the Binary Bunker. In the Binary Bunkers they build, Edge MCS employs Rittal products for enclosures, racking, and cooling.

As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands, massive amounts of data and content require faster processing and better security. Products like the Binary Bunker become more appealing than large capital expenditures on conventional data center platforms. For savvy companies, edge computing allows them to get closer to the data, improving speed, performance, productivity and security at a fraction of the cost of a conventional data center. The prefabricated modular data centers offered by Edge MCS employ lightweight concrete for strength, long life, and environmental stability. With their triple

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Rittal Named One of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Illinois

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 10:42:15 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in Rittal Enclosures, Careers

While some may find the news about domestic economic growth of late disheartening, the number of great places to work in the U.S. does offer cause for optimism.

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