Optimize in real time with the
Responsive Data Center

Toward zero waste

Existing data center infrastructure has fixed capacity, so it can’t keep up with rapid changes in IT. This guarantees low utilization and massive waste. It’s also slow to plan and build, so companies must overbuild to prepare for future growth. The result is that more than half of all data center capacity sits latent or stranded, even as companies struggle to keep up with growing IT loads.

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Responsive design changes everything

The Responsive Data Center gets rid of the waste. It lets you adjust IT density on the fly and stay optimized. 2N reliability is built in, so you don’t need expensive back-up systems that sit idle most of the time. This enables Inertech, for the first time ever, to offer the option of a carbon neutral and water neutral data center for less than what companies  typically spend on conventional data centers.

 

Most efficient = massive savings

Ultra-low annualized mechanical PUE ranges from 1.01-1.15, even in the hottest, most humid climates. It is the most cost-effective data center solution available anywhere. You get significantly lower Cost of Server Time (COST) than any outsourced, containerized, or custom-built data centers—even lower than the specialized data centers run by cloud service providers.

Introducing Dynamic Fit

A revolutionary modular system

Your infrastructure can now track directly to your IT load, with very little waste. Adjust data center electrical and cooling capacity independently at the individual rack level, and “snap on” additional capacity as IT needs increase. We call this Dynamic Fit. It gives you 60% more IT capacity in most existing data centers—without new construction. It also gives you a highly scalable infrastructure platform for new or retrofit data centers.

Meaningful modularity

Unlike fixed-capacity shipping containers, Dynamic Fit lets you optimize infrastructure at the rack level, and adapt over time. Components are efficient at any load—from 10% to 100% utilization—and handle up to 50kW of IT per rack.

90% less space

Small is beautiful when it comes to
infrastructure. Dynamic Fit systems have a much smaller footprint than traditional infrastructure. It is designed to fit in any retrofit or new-built situation and give you ample room to grow.

Just-in-time...
time and time again

Modular, prefab components let you deploy infrastructure when you need it, wherever you need it. And components can be reconfigured as technologies change, so you never pay for infrastructure you can’t use.

The data center that doesn’t suck (air)

Conductive Cooling uses 90% less energy

Inertech’s patented Conductive Cooling technology is at the core of The Responsive Data Center. Ultra-efficient continuous-flow heat sinks remove massive amounts of data center heat using just a fraction of the energy of conventional cooling systems that suck in huge quantities of outside air. The system handles up to 50kW at each cabinet, and delivers 77ºF intake air (maximum) to servers.

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Going beyond free cooling

Conductive Cooling operates in Passive Cooling Mode most of the year, even in hot climates, and ramps up active mechanical cooling only when necessary. This translates into the industry’s lowest mechanical PUE, ranging from 1.03 in San Francisco to 1.12 in Singapore. And it’s the only system to deliver consistent mechanical PUE from 10% load to 100% load, guaranteed.

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Lowest maintenance operation

This simple system eliminates most of the valves, switches, compressors, and chiller plants that cause data centers to fail. The primary system requires no scheduled maintenance. And no outside air is required, which means no more elaborate filters or humidity controls. The result is 20x the typical data center reliability.

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Resilient architecture

A unique mesh architecture has multiple 2N components to ensure ongoing operation under any circumstances. MTechnology analyst Steve Fairfax, an expert in data center reliability, wrote that Conductive Cooling “is the most reliable cooling system in the marketplace, with a calculated Mean Time Between Failure of 400 years.”

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Closing the loop

A dual-loop heat sink provides the benefits of free cooling without outside air intake, filtering and elaborate humidity controls.

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Conventional systems use energy to run large compressors and fans to generate very cold air, which is then mixed with very hot air pooled from many servers.

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In Conductive Cooling, a heat sink removes heat directly at the rack or aisle, creating a stable operating environment without the fluctuations or energy draw of cold air, and transports it away via an ultra-efficient Thermal Bus.

The system works in super-efficient Passive Mode most of the time in most of the world. Active cooling ramps up gradually when necessary.