“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.”
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 North
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.
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.”
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
bea lower cost
solution than traditional power solutions after just two or three years.”
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
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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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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