Help lower your data center expenses through efficient cold air distribution with the Dell™ PowerEdge™ Energy Smart Containment Rack Enclosure. It offers integrated containment at the rack, providing uniform cooling for IT equipment in raised floor deployments.
The Energy Smart Rack’s passive cold air distribution system helps:
As a result, Energy Smart Racks can help optimize CRAC capacity for efficient enterprises by efficiently directing the right amount of cold air directly to the IT equipment and helping optimize CRAC utilization.
Imagine your raised floor data center without curtains or dividers, cross-aisle containment panels or even a traditional hot aisle/cold aisle containment layout at all. Energy Smart Racks enable you to:
In addition, the Energy Smart Rack design uses the standard Dell rack frame in standard 42U and 48U heights (40U and 46U of useable internal space, respectively). The 600mm x 1200mm footprint fits on two standard floor tiles. No on-site assembly is required.
Airflow is pulled as needed through the ventilated floor tile by IT equipment fans, helping prevent CRAC overprovisioning. Brushes added to the lower edges help create a tight seal with the floor.
A solid panel front door and front extension create a channel that funnels cold air vertically to all IT equipment. Blanking panels in unused rack unit spaces help prevent wasted cooling.
The horizontal plenum at 2U height (hence 40U and 46U useable space) creates a floor level air channel that directs cold air to the front air channel. Airflow exits the rack through the perforated rear door.
Help save space and expenses while expanding your high-density data center. Energy Smart Racks can help you:
Overall, the Energy Smart Rack’s passive air management helps allow your CRAC system to move less air through the floor and directly into the racks instead of over-provisioning air into the whole room.
An extensive portfolio of Dell power distribution units (PDUs) and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) can be mixed and matched to meet your exact requirements.
These can be used to help ensure proper airflow in the rack and enhance cooling efficiency. Plastic panels snap in place while steel panels are attached with screws.
Servers and other components can be installed quickly and easily with the Dell ReadyRails™ mounting interface for sliding and static rail kits.