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Vertiv launches innovative cooling solution to Asia and A/NZ market

Vertiv has teamed up with GRG (Green Revolution Cooling) to release the Liebert VIC solution to the market.

The Liebert VIC is Vertiv’s first liquid immersion cooling solution for high density-data centres.

Available throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Liebert VIC offers improved cooling efficiencies in dense computing environments that increasingly support data-intensive applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and automation, the company states.

More specifically, the Liebert VIC is a single-phase immersion cooling solution that can support high-density loads of up to 100 kW per rack, utilising warm water.

It uses the ElectroSafe dielectric liquid coolant, which is an odourless, non-toxic, single-phase coolant which is both electrically and chemically inert and has 1,200 times the heat capacity of air.

This higher heat capacity means that servers with high heat densities can be cooled more effectively, reducing cooling energy costs up to 95%, Vertiv states.

Vertiv chief technology officer Stephen Liang says, “Vertiv has dramatically increased its commitment to R&D and the innovation of energy efficient and sustainable infrastructure support technologies.

“The Liebert VIC joins a new generation of reliable thermal, power and IT management products that help data centre and telecom customers to meet their efficiency goals.”

Commenting on the technology behind the solution, GRC vice president of Business Development Dhruv Varma says, “Liquid immersion cooling is increasingly becoming an attractive option for many data centre and colocation facilities, as it not only supports high-compute environments but also promises improved efficiencies, sustainability and reliability compared to traditional cooling solutions.”

The liquid cooling technology used by Liebert VIC reduces environmental disturbances such as moisture, dust and poor air quality, the company states.

In addition, use of warm water cooling enables a highly efficient and low operating cost solution.

The Liebert VIC can be deployed in any location as it is less dependent on geographical climate.

Its modular design enables it to be deployed within weeks, minimising the need for data centre space construction or renovations, Vertiv states.

On the release, Vertiv Asia vice president for Infrastructure Solutions Chee Hoe Ling says, “Demand for a wide range of compute-intensive applications, including faster streaming platforms for both video and gaming, requires even more latency-free computing power.

“With Liebert VIC, our customers can meet their high density objectives and rely on this highly efficient thermal solution option to cost-effectively deploy high performance computing options to their customers.”

Vertiv offers hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services for data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities.

The company currently offers a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network.