May 19, 2015: Continuum Partners with STULZ to Cool High-Density Data Centers
Closed-Coupled, High-Density Cooling Products Integrate to Advanced Waterside Economizer System
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Continuum Data Centers has announced a partnership with mission critical cooling manufacturer STULZ Air Technology Systems Inc. to provide in-row cooling solutions for its high-density data centers.
“Our partnership with STULZ is a testament to our commitment to engineering excellence and operating efficiency,” said Eli D. Scher, Continuum chairman and CEO. “By using STULZ in-row cooling units in our initial retail pods, we are preserving our valuable floor space, and we are operating extremely efficiently, even with limited load at outset.” Continuum’s enterprise class cooling capabilities in its chilled water plant in West Chicago can accommodate extremely high density configurations across the data center floor. The utilization of STULZ in-row cooling units gives Continuum the capability to deliver on customer requirements in excess of 1,000 watts per foot.
To date, STULZ has provided Continuum with closed-coupled, high-density cooling products with the sophisticated controls necessary to allow for integration to its advanced waterside economizer system. “Continuum’s goal was a Tier III design,” said Dave Meadows, STULZ applications engineering manager. “By utilizing our CyberRow CRS-180 units which are placed in between the server racks, they were able to achieve their goals while eliminating the need for a costly raised floor. By utilizing the STULZ designed diverter plates at the front of these CRAH units, we were able to provide a uniform laminar curtain of air across the racks where they are needed, rather than just blowing cool air into the whitespace.”
“Ultimately, this partnership is about delivering value to our customers,” said Scher. “Our strength in dense cooling solutions is ideal for our customers running parallel computing applications, including algorithmic trading strategies and advanced database management. We look forward to continuing to grow with STULZ as our cooling solutions partner.”
For more information about Continuum Data Centers, visit www.continuumdatacenters.com.
For more information about STULZ, visit www.stulz-ats.com.
Publication date: 5/18/2015