AFCO Systems Releases New Generation of Passive, High-Density and Extreme High-Density Datacenter Enclosures

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New Cabinet Series Includes Ease-of-Upgrades, More Options for Datacenters with High Density Environments

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These new cabinets provide an easy path for upgrades to higher-density datacenter environments.

Today's datacenter enclosures require greater flexibility in order to meet the often competing demands of Green IT and a green balance sheet. This includes equipment that can be upgraded inside the datacenter in order to meet new requirements. To provide IT, datacenter and facilities professionals the flexibility and future-proofing they require for their datacenter power and cooling enclosures, AFCO Systems ( is introducing a new generation of its flagship passive, high-density and extreme high-density datacenter enclosures. More information is available at and

"AFCO has a long history building mission critical datacenter enclosures for a wide range of industries. Our work with these customers has educated and informed us about issues that are critical to datacenter managers everywhere," said Jerry Becker, AFCO Systems president. "These new cabinets provide an easy path for upgrades to higher-density datacenter environments."

"The commonality and clarity of these Passive, High-Density and Extreme High Density datacenter enclosures will enable our datacenter customers to be confident about our recommendation for using AFCO enclosures in their new or existing datacenter environments," said Jami Miller, sales director at JEM Computers Inc., an AFCO Systems reseller.

Passive, High-Density and Extreme High Density Enhancements

AFCO has improved its Passive datacenter enclosures to enhance their functionality and upgradeability in the field - making them perfect for field upgrades by in-house IT professionals and IT reseller channel partners. The new passive enclosures are designed to allow for easy field upgrades to handle higher density heat loads using AFCO's patented KOOL IT™ active airflow management systems. This feature ensures that datacenter managers are future-proofing their investment in current enclosures as they increase their datacenters' capacity and heat load. Additionally, through the use of common parts - such as panel fillers, rail assemblies and wire management troughs -organizations can reduce costs by reusing certain parts with other AFCO Systems enclosures as their datacenter configurations change.

Many datacenters require higher density capabilities immediately. AFCO's High-Density (HD) datacenter enclosures provide the capability of managing heat loads that often rise above the 8kW range. AFCO is one of the leading manufacturers to directly address this critical need with cabinets that are fully configured and ready to use without additional modifications. AFCO has revised its High Density (HD) datacenter enclosures to include many of the same cable and power management features as its new Passive line in order increase manageability and control.

In the Extreme High Density (16kW -24kW) load range, there are few choices for datacenter managers. Most competitive options are expensive and complex, involving inline or liquid cooling. The AFCO Extreme High Density (EHD) datacenter enclosures deliver a more elegant and cost effective solution based on proprietary airflow management techniques. Originally developed for the critical needs of the financial services and media industries, the EHD line now includes many enhancements to cable and airflow management. An EHD enclosure from AFCO can be implemented in an existing datacenter without extensive deployment costs.

New enhancements to the datacenter enclosures include a focus on serviceability and functionality at a better cost to customers:

  • Common plenum with or without diverter enabling more adjustable airflow
  • Innovative power strip mounting brackets allowing complete access for up to four power strips and side cable pull-through
  • Side-car cable management commonality enabling greater flexibility for cabinets in a wide range of depths and widths
  • Split rear doors for greater ease of entry
  • And other options

Passive and HD datacenter enclosures will be available later this month. EHD datacenter enclosures are expected to ship by the end of the quarter.

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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Rich Mullikin
Communication Strategy Group for AFCO Systems


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