FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AFCO Systems, a leading manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center and telecommunications industry, will introduce an Open Compute Project-inspired Open Rack Solution this March 9 and 10 in the Engineering Lab at the OCP US Summit 2016 held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Register for more information and get an escorted tour of the OCP Technology Lab featuring the BOAR Rack by AFCO Systems, visit http://1jp.cc/s/7PQNc
"The BOAR Rack by AFCO Systems is inspired by the Open Compute Project's 'grid to gates' design philosophy that considers the interdependence of all the components of the data center," said Michael Mallia, AFCO Systems CEO. "Bloomberg LLP is demonstrating its leadership in OCP data center strategies and we are proud to partner in helping them achieve their goals."
Designed for Bloomberg LLP, the BOAR Rack by AFCO Systems is an OCP-inspired Open Rack Solution designed to seamlessly integrate with existing Bloomberg data centers while meeting the requirements of the OCP V1.1 specification. Provisions were made to accommodate Bloomberg requirements for a chimney flex duct ring in the rack top panel, but the rack is also available without the chimney flex duct ring.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) outlines a set of data center technologies to reduce energy consumption and cost, increase reliability and choice, and simplify operations and maintenance.
BOAR Rack by AFCO Systems Specs
Power Zones. The BOAR Rack by AFCO Systems is divided into separate power zones, each of which includes an equipment bay for compute, storage, or other components and a power shelf, which provides power to the compute components in the equipment bay. In addition, each power zone equipment bay can be can be configured to accommodate different amounts and heights of equipment chassis.
OpenU Slots. Each height slot in an Open Rack is measured in OpenU. Unlike a traditional rack unit (RU) which is 44.5 mm high, an OpenU is larger at 48mm high, which includes the space between each chassis unit. The compute chassis are supported on L-shaped brackets that directly snap into vertical structural rack posts. These brackets, installable without tools, can be mounted at 0.5xOpenU (24mm) increments; this allows the support of any chassis height, regardless of the combinations of different heights within the same power zone. Available chassis height in one power zone adds up to 10xOpenU-maximum.
Bus Bars. Bus bars are installed in pairs at the rear of each power zone in the rack. Each pair is connected to output voltage positive and negative terminations provided by the power shelf installed in the same power zone
Cabling. The racks contain cabling runs along the front-left and front-right rack posts which are stamped sheet metal C channels, each providing 180mm x 25mm of room available for cables. Flanges have been built in to the channels, routed vertically, to retain cables using simple Velcro straps or cable ties. Horizontal Cable Troughs (4"x4") are welded into the rack frame at the top-front and top-rear to support intra-rack cabling.
Construction & Access. The rack frame itself is constructed of welded tubular steel. A black powder coat finish is applied to comply with OPC standards. The rack top panel offers a brush filled cable access openings in all four corners and is fitted with a Chimney Flex Duct Ring. The rack has a removable perforated front door and a removable sealed/clear plexi door. Both doors are hinged right.
About AFCO Systems
AFCO Systems (afcosystems.com) is a leading manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center and telecommunications industry. Since 1971, AFCO Systems has been an industry pioneer, earning numerous patents for its made in the USA designs and manufacturing that accommodate cabling, cooling, power, integration services and on-site end-user usability challenges and requirements for today's data centers. The company delivers a wide range of standard products to address end-user specific requirements leading many companies in the Fortune 500 to choose AFCO Systems as their strategic partner for data center and telecom infrastructure needs.
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