Photo - Andy Liu, Regional Product manager, Emerson Network Power in Asia
Megatrends such as globalisation and big data should prompt Malaysian IT leaders to review their IT infrastructure investments, said data centre infrastructure provider Emerson Network Power.
Speaking to Computerworld Malaysia, Andy Liu, regional product manager in Asia for Emerson Network Power, said, "Malaysia's highly competitive business environment is pushing small- and medium-sized businesses to make sure that their critical systems are performing at optimum levels."
"With globalisation, big data, and other innovations emerging, it is important for IT managers to continuously invest in new - and better - IT infrastructure," said Liu.
"The SmartCabinet [now available in Southeast Asia] is ideal for Malaysia's small and medium business [SMB] environment," he said. "It addresses all data centre criticalities without occupying significant floor space, perfect for small offices and branch offices. It has integrated power protection, thermal management and monitoring features, making it a complete data centre in a rack and is ready to use from day one."
Liu said the SmartCabinet solution constituted a fully-integrated plug-and-play IT solution in a single rack, which would especially suit compact computer rooms with limited floor space without compromising on all the critical components needed to keep an IT infrastructure running efficiently, while also improving the speed of system deployment.
"In today's highly digitized environment, SMBS are generally facing with the challenge of continued data growth, putting pressure on the data centre's physical infrastructure." he said. "Left unmanaged, high-density compute loads can quickly lead to overheating, risking shutdowns. That is why it is important for IT managers to invest in new - and better - IT infrastructure."
The SmartCabinet was equipped with Emerson's advanced online double conversion rack-mounted uninterruptible power supply (UPS), which provided the highest-level of protection within the cabinet to guarantee sustainable and stable operations, said Liu.
"It also comes with a built-in rack-mounted air conditioning system, allowing cold/hot air to circulate within the rack for better temperature and humidity control while operating 24/7. The integrated thermal management solution inside the rack provides 100 percent protection against dust, significantly reducing the risk of equipment breakdowns and expanding the lifespan of the IT equipment," he said.
Along with built-in monitoring system coupled with SMS or email alerts, other features include:
- Efficient foundation for the IT infrastructure and computer room through adaptive enclosures and rack structures;
- Improved heat and airflow management with optimal rack perforation;
- Management, access and control of hardware in the rack level; and,
- Visibility of critical infrastructure life signs in a local office, at remote locations or across a distributed network
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