Rittal Enclosures Blog

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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Rittal IT Supports DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2016 11:00:27 AM / by Herb Villa, Systems Consultant - IT Solutions posted in Climate Control, IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, Data Center Solutions, IT security, IT

 

In the age of the Internet of Things and a world that is globally connected, cybersecurity – the need to safeguard information from an unending deluge of threats – has become a key technology challenge in the 21st Century. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has recognized the dangers posed by cyber warfare from individual hackers to government-sponsored agencies.

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