Wright Line to Feature Independent Containment System at AFCOM Event

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Manufacturing Leader's Cottuli to Give Presentation on Free-Standing,Vendor-Neutral, High-Density Containment Solution at Conference

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We designed the ICS to provide maximum flexibility in all environments

Wright Line, the recognized leader in providing innovative data center containment solutions, today announced that it will be spotlighting its Independent Containment System (ICS) and that Wright Line Vice President Carl Cottuli will be hosting a Product Information Session on the ICS at AFCOM's Data Center World (DCW), March 5-7 in Nashville.

Wright Line's patent-pending ICS is a free-standing, scalable, sustainable and vendor-neutral containment solution for high-density computing environments. It represents a convergence of several Wright Line airflow management strategies.

"We designed the ICS to provide maximum flexibility in all environments," said Carl Cottuli. "Though our DCW demo model will be set up in a hot aisle configuration, the ICS can also be used as a cold aisle containment solution. At Wright Line, our Professional Services Team does not advocate one solution over another. We analyze the data center issues, work with the data center manager and create the solution that is best for that individual center, be it from a hot aisle, cold aisle, or rack-based perspective."

ICS Construction
The ICS, which is assembled within the footprint of a standard aisle, is constructed with a tubular steel frame. The frame's structure is designed to be free-standing and meets seismic NEBS Zone 4 standards. It accepts a variety of Wright Line's End of Row Doors, including café style and single-swing models.

Its aisle ceilings are constructed of a light-weight steel frame and clear Lexan panels allowing ambient room light to illuminate the ICS aisle. This also eliminates the need for energy-consuming supplemental lighting. The ceiling accepts 2' x 2' adjustable chimneys which can be added anywhere on the ceiling structure as IT loads increase.

At DCW, Wright Line will be showing an ICS configuration that can accommodate 10 racks.
This configuration can easily be expanded to accommodate as many racks as required and can adapt to various aisle lengths and widths. Wright Line's Professional Services Team will also be on hand to discuss individual questions on data center airflow management solutions.

ICS Presentation
Carl Cottuli's talk, Total Hot Aisle Containment within a Major Co-location Facility will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 1:15-2:15 PM in the Product Information Sessions of DCW's Education Track.

It will highlight and present the ICS that ADC (Advanced Data Centers) and Wright Line developed. Unlike typical co-location facilities, which include a raised computer room floor, no airside economization and few "green" features, the ICS presented has been completely embraced in a hot-aisle containment within a LEED Platinum, pre-certified data center. This presentation will focus on a rack-neutral, independent containment system that can be deployed in a variety of data center environments.

ICS features include:

  • Scalable Design - The ability to extend aisles with load growth makes the ICS an ideal solution for co-location and other highly evolving data center environments that require on-the-fly modifications.
  • Containment Integrity - ICS' vertical blanking panels ensure containment integrity when racks are partially deployed within the row and are easily removed in sections to allow quick installation and positioning of new IT racks.
  • Rack Agnostic - The ICS has the ability to support virtually any brand of server or network rack in any depth, height and size with on-demand reconfiguration of the row.
  • Cold Aisle Compatible - The ICS can easily be deployed as a cold aisle containment solution with or without a down flow chimney system.
  • Increased ROI - With a modular, building-block design, the ICS offers complete flexibility and room for growth to increase initial Return on Investment (ROI).

To learn more about the ICS, visit Wright Line's data center world booth #227 or contact Carl Cottuli

About Wright Line
Wright Line designs and manufactures data center air flow management solutions, mission-critical monitoring consoles, modular office furniture and workbench systems for high-tech environments. Major technology companies, public-safety communication centers, government agencies and military installations look to Wright Line for dependable, high-quality and sustainable workplace products and furnishings. Headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, the company is a member of the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance, AFCOM, BICSI and the US Green Building Council. For more information, visit http://www.wrightline.com or contact Wright Line at 800.225.7348.

About Data Center World Conferences:
Data Center World®, operated by AFCOM, the world's leading 4,500-member data center association, is the industry's premier networking and educational conference, and occurs bi-annually. Thousands of data center professionals, from many of the largest corporations across all industries, government organizations, and academic institutions in the world attend Data Center World to share, discuss and learn about the latest data center trends, technologies and best practices, as well as products and services by some of the world's leading data center technology and service providers. Tradeshow Week recognizes Data Center World as one of the 50 fastest growing shows in the U.S. (2006, 2007, 2008). For more information, visit http://www.datacenterworld.com.

About AFCOM:
AFCOM (http://www.afcom.com) is a leading association supporting the educational and professional development needs of data center professionals around the globe. Established in 1980, AFCOM currently boasts more than 4,500 members and 38 chapters worldwide, and provides data center professionals with unique networking opportunities and educational forums and resources through its annual Data Center World® Conferences, published magazines, regional chapters, research and hotline services, and industry alliances.

Wright Line Contact
Christopher J. Devaney
Director of Marketing Communications
Wright Line LLC

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Barbara Rudolph
Rudolph Communications


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