-Data center operators benefit from a clean backup power solution
that occupies the same space as one server cabinet -
HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Riding the momentum from the successful launch of the outdoor
hydrogen fuel cell backup power solution, CommScope
turns its focus indoors and now offers an innovative, compact indoor
solution providing reliable backup power for enterprise data centers in
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Rack In The Data Center (Photo: Business Wire)
Believed to be the first-of-its-kind, this scalable indoor fuel cell
solution can provide up to 30 kilowatts (kW) of reliable,
environmentally-friendly backup power to enterprise computing systems.
This is enabled through an existing partnership with Hydrogenics
Corporation, a worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing,
building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen systems
around the world.
"Power loss can affect lines of businesses and impact the ability to
maintain service level performance with customers," said George Brooks,
senior vice president, Enterprise Product and Market Management,
CommScope. "This indoor solution provides an efficient level of reliable
backup power as an alternative to traditional generators or large
battery racks that can take up lots of space in the data center."
Multiple power racks can be installed to scale in 30kW increments and
sustain a variable runtime from hours to days, based on customer
requirements and hydrogen tank options. With the width of a standard
server cabinet and the height of only six-and-a-half feet, the cabinet
can easily fit at the end of a data center row without taking up a large
amount of valuable real estate.
"Space within most data centers is at a premium and this backup power
solution takes up the least amount compared to a battery rack or other
backup power solutions," said Daryl Wilson, chief executive officer,
Hydrogenics. "Operating expense is another growing concern for data
centers and, depending on the configuration, the indoor hydrogen fuel
cell solution can be a lower cost solution than traditional power
solutions after just two or three years."
When paired with an appropriate uninterruptable power supply, the
scalable indoor fuel cell rack can be configured for 10, 20 or 30kWs of
sustained alternating current power. The fuel cell solution is quiet,
emits no greenhouse gases and can be deployed indoors with the hydrogen
fuel tank sited outside the building. These racks are an ecological
alternative to battery racks and generators.
The fuel cell solution converts chemical energy directly into electrical
energy without any combustion. The system provides highly efficient,
reliable and uninterrupted backup power to data center and business
systems without the need for costly regular maintenance. The only
by-products are heat and a small amount of water.
CommScope will offer the indoor and outdoor hydrogen fuel cell backup
power solution through its extensive PartnerPRO™
Network, which can assist customers with site planning,
installation, commissioning and on-going maintenance of the backup power
For more information on CommScope's indoor fuel cell solution, visit: http://www.commscope.com/Solutions/Enterprise-Solutions/Intelligent-Building-Solutions/Business-Continuity-Solutions/
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Hydrogenics Corporation (www.hydrogenics.com,
NASDAQ:HYGS) is a world leader in engineering and building the
technologies required to enable the acceleration of a global power shift
to hydrogen. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides
hydrogen generation, energy storage and hydrogen power modules to its
customers and partners around the world. Hydrogenics has manufacturing
sites in Germany, Belgium and Canada and service centers in Russia,
Europe, the US and Canada.
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