Emerson Network Power has just announced the availability of the SmartCabinet, a pre-engineered integrated rack solution designed for deployment to edge of network facilities such as stores, branch offices, remote locations and small and medium businesses (SMB). This latest product offering combines all the critical components needed to keep the IT infrastructure running efficiently, while improving the speed of system deployment.
The SmartCabinet is composed of a single rack that meets all the requirements of a traditional data center by combining power protection, thermal management, power distribution unit, and infrastructure management and monitoring in a simple packaged solution. It is pre-configured, pre-installed, and factory-tested to ensure system compatibility and is ready to use from day one. The SmartCabinet eliminates the need to build complex computer rooms which dramatically improves the speed of system deployment compared to the traditional build approach.
“The Internet of Things is growing at an exponential rate and more organizations are now moving their infrastructure closer to the network edge to deliver efficient services to their customers. For businesses in the Philippines to remain competitive, it is critical for them to enhance their existing IT infrastructures to support this shift into connected things. The SmartCabinet is perfect for rapid deployment to network edge facilities in industries such as SMBs, healthcare, business process outsourcing (BPO), financial services and even government agencies, providing agility, flexibility and maximum efficiency,” said Hans Bayaborda, country manager, Emerson Network Power in the Philippines.
The SmartCabinet is equipped with Emerson’s industry-leading advanced online double conversion rack-mounted uninterruptible power supply (UPS), providing the highest-level of protection within the cabinet to guarantee sustainable and stable operations. 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.
The solution’s built-in monitoring system enables the distributed IT infrastructure to be managed, monitored and maintained remotely, decreasing mean time to repair and significantly improving uptime independent of network health. In the event of a system failure, users will be notified through an SMS or email alert. The solution also has a uniquely-designed emergency cooling fan that expels hot air in the event of a system breakdown, ensuring that it remains running while waiting for maintenance personnel to arrive on-site.
In addition, the SmartCabinet brings the following key benefits:
- 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
The SmartCabinet is part of Emerson’s SmartSolutions family, a complete suite of integrated and pre-engineered solutions designed to address challenges in IT infrastructure. These are easy-to-deploy solutions providing modularity and flexibility for business growth.