AFCO Systems Partners with Vette Corp. to Integrate its LiquiCool™ Rear Door Heat Exchangers with AFCO's High-Density Datacenter Enclosures

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Combination of Vette LiquiCool™ Solutions and AFCO High-Density Datacenter Enclosures Will Enable Greater Cooling Power for Rack-Mounted Network Switches, Blade Servers

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This partnership with Vette Corp will yield significant benefits to our datacenter customers by reducing the need for additional cooling

Datacenter managers, IT professionals and facilities managers are looking at options including virtualization, high-density computing and centralized network switches as ways to maintain the footprint of their datacenter and avoid costly expansion. But power-hungry blade servers and network switches create higher heat loads which bring new challenges. To assist customers and others involved in reducing datacenter power and cooling costs, AFCO Systems ( is partnering with Vette Corp ( to integrate its LiquiCool™, Rear Door Heat Exchangers with AFCO's high density (HD) datacenter cabinets. Vette's LiquiCool™ solutions combined with AFCO's patented KOOL-IT™ airflow management technology yields significant datacenter cooling gains. More information about AFCO Systems airflow management technology is available at

This design approach allows customers to increase rack densities without adding additional cooling resources. Vette LiquiCool™ solutions can also be used to replace Computer Room Air-Conditioning (CRAC) units, providing an 85 percent reduction in power used and 55 percent or more space savings when compared to the CRAC units they replace. Independent testing confirms that the combined approach using AFCO's Active Air Management yields significantly enhanced cooling for AFCO enclosures allowing loads of up to 20kW. They will be made available as an option for new HD cabinets or for field upgrade by customers or AFCO resellers.

"This partnership with Vette Corp will yield significant benefits to our datacenter customers by reducing the need for additional cooling" said John Consoli, AFCO Systems Chief Technology Officer. "We are pleased to be working with a recognized leader in thermal management technologies."        

The LiquiCool™ Rear Door Heat Exchanger is a passive, water-cooled door that can be mounted to the back of an AFCO Systems HD datacenter enclosure to cool computer equipment exhaust air before it re-enters the datacenter. It does not require additional electrical connections and is designed to cool a variety of computer, storage and communications equipment loads. LiquiCool™ Rear Door Heat Exchangers are an ideal solution for existing data centers that are power and cooling capacity constrained, have space limitations, or are experiencing hot spots.

"The AFCO HD rack system provides the perfect opportunity to showcase our LiquiCool™ systems and for datacenter owners and operators to realize true cost savings," said Joe Capes, General Manager of Vette Corp's Datacom Facilities Division "AFCO has a long tradition of excellence in delivering datacenter technologies and we are pleased to partner with them in this effort."

About Vette LiquiCool™ Rear Door Heat Exchangers
Vette LiquiCool™ systems are non-invasive and can be deployed easily in new data center builds and within data center retrofit projects, especially where redeployment of racks and movement or shutdown of IT gear is undesirable or impossible. LiquiCool™ Rear Door Heat Exchangers are designed to integrate seamlessly with third-party cooling solutions, such as perimeter CRAC and in-row cooling products, delivering a typical 1 year payback in comparative Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). For customers with green data center initiatives, Vette Rear Door Heat Exchangers may be able to reduce cooling energy consumption by 85% percent or more compared to next-in-class products and can even be deployed using computer room air conditioning return water or cooling tower return water. For more information, visit

About Vette Corp
Established in 2004, Vette Corp is a global thermal management solutions provider specializing in solving thermal challenges for operators of sustainable data center and telecom facilities as well as for OEM's of computer, communications and industrial electronic equipment. Vette maintains a growing IP portfolio, with design and applications engineering in Asia and North America and high-volume manufacturing facilities on both continents.

Vette Corp complements its extensive solutions portfolio, design and manufacturing capabilities with world-class supply chain and customer service to offer clients cost effective, high-quality, end-to-end solutions for today's complex thermal problems. The corporation is privately held and is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. For additional information about Vette Corp, please visit or contact Vette at +1 508.203.4690.

About AFCO Systems
AFCO Systems is a global leader in the design and manufacture of scalable enclosure technology for mission-critical datacenter environments. It has the one of the largest globally installed bases of active, air-cooled, high-density (5-8 kW) and extreme high-density (up to 24 kW) server and network cabinets. AFCO Systems' active airflow control technique, delivered through its KOOL-IT™ brand of technologies and services, provides cost-effective datacenter cooling in accordance with ASHRAE standards. This enables datacenter operators to measure, manage, monitor, and maintain their overall energy efficiency. The company is headquartered in Farmingdale, NY with global operating capabilities for its installations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit or call 631-249-9441.

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Communication Strategy Group for AFCO Systems


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