Datacentrix partners with Cannon to provide Tier 4 data center solution

Datacentrix Holdings Limited, an IT solution provider, has partnered with Cannon Technologies, a provider of data cabinets and metal enclosure systems, to bring its energy-saving Tier 4 data center solution to the local market.

"Modern enterprise demands a data center solution that can be rapidly deployed, without sacrificing any of the core design principles of a Tier 4 capable data center, including high availability, adaptability, security, energy efficiency and redundancy," explains Brian Lendrum, business development manager of Datacentrix's Infrastructure Optimization Solutions business unit.

"Datacentrix has identified infrastructure optimization solutions as one of its core strategic initiatives, and based on this focus, established a partnership with Cannon Technologies. Through this affiliation, we are able to help drive down the costs of operating a data center by providing modular, yet highly robust and secure Tier 4 data center solutions that can decrease energy costs while maximizing precious floor space."

The modular Cannon solution reportedly allows for the maximization of data center space by being adaptable to the amount of space available, is highly customizable and can be expanded on a just in time basis as and when required. It is delivered in a flat pack format that allows for rapid deployment - within a matter of weeks, rather than the months needed for traditional brick and mortar solutions.

In addition, it utilizes the CannonCool data center cooling solution, which includes passive climate control, rack cooling or liquid chilling of high performance equipment, and can be designed to meet precise requirements. The CannonPower range of power solutions enables temperature and environment monitoring, which provides for real-time measurement and control, with alarms and pre-programmed actions based on temperature and humidity measurement at multiple points within each rack, plus measurement of electricity usage at the per-equipment level within each rack. This reporting is all made possible through the Cannon T4 Data Center Manager (T4 DCM) software suite.

The Cannon Technologies solution makes use of a complete range of racks and accessories, including Smart Cab, a preconfigured intelligent cabinet, ServerSmart Cab, Smart Net, mini cabinets, Cannon patching frames catering for high density patching frames for copper and fiber plus multimedia, as well as wall-mounted 19-inch cabinets.

From a security perspective, CannonGuard offers the remote and local management of security at rack level, including fingerprint, palmprint and iris scanning. Datacentrix is also able to supply Cannon T4 Data Center PODs, which feature complete "cocooning" solutions for aisle-containment, and the more efficient management of cooling and PUE (power usage effectiveness).