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Let Subzero help make your data center more efficient.

Let Subzero help make your data center more efficient.

Our team of experts can design a custom data center solution that can be installed in just a few weeks.

• Hot & Cold Aisle Containment
• Isolated Equipment Containment
• CFDs (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
• Power
• Cabinets
• Energy Assessments

Cabinets

The Subzero Arctic Enclosure was designed to support the dynamic needs of today’s data centers by supporting airflow management needs out of the box. This enclosure can support all types of data center demands from low density, to high density; data closets, to enterprise data centers.

• 81%+ Open Perforation Pattern
• All 5 Airflow Areas Sealed
• Chimney Cabinets Available
• Static Weight Load Capacity: 3,000 lbs.
• Dynamic Weight Load Capacity: 2,400 lbs.
• Available in white, black & color matching

InfraStrut Technology
Four sides of 1-5/8″ strut on the top of each cabinet can connect cable trays, power equipment, and containment systems. Spring nuts used for drill-free and easy installation.

 

Power

Subzero now combines our cutting edge containment and cabinet solutions with power management. These items combined create the most powerful ‘plug and play’ solution in the industry. Over 200 configurations of the Polar PDUs are available to be custom configured.

• Remote Monitoring and Alarms
• Easy To Read Central Display
• Secure Array – Connect Up To 32 PDUs
• Quick and Easy Network Setup
• HAC Ready – High Temperature Rating Up To 149°F
• Basic Polar PDU
• Monitored Polar PDU
• Monitored Plus Polar PDU
• Switched Polar PDU
• Switched Plus Polar PDU

 

Containment

Subzero’s cutting edge containment is custom built to meet our customer’s most daunting challenges. Hot Aisle Containment, Cold Aisle Containment, Isolated Equipment Containment, Doors, Roofs, Retractable Roofs, Floor Panels, Above Rack Panels… We have your data center covered.
Containment Benefits

• Reduced Energy Consumption
• Increased Rack Population
• Increased Equipment Up-time
• Longer Hardware Life
• Increased Cooling Capacity
• Consistent Acceptable Supply to IT Intake
• More Power Available for IT Equipment

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Load IT Up. Turn IT On. Keep IT Cool.

Load IT Up. Turn IT On. Keep IT Cool.

Visit us at Data Center World
March 14 – 18, 2016 • Las Vegas • Booth #601

Cabinets
The Subzero Arctic Enclosure was designed to support the dynamic needs of today’s data centers by supporting airflow management needs out of the box. This enclosure can support all types of data center demands from low density, to high density; data closets, to enterprise data centers.

Power
Subzero now combines our cutting edge containment and cabinet solutions with power management. These items combined create the most powerful ‘plug and play’ solution in the industry. Over 200 configurations of the Polar PDUs are available to be custom configured.

Containment
Subzero’s cutting edge containment is custom built to meet our customer’s most daunting challenges. Hot Aisle Containment, Cold Aisle Containment, Isolated Equipment Containment, Doors, Roofs, Retractable Roofs, Floor Panels, Above Rack Panels… We have your data center covered.

While at the show, join us for the following presentations:
PIS 4:
NFPA Compliant Containment
Larry Mainers
Wednesday, March 16 10:45 – 11:45

PCE 2.1:
The Co-relationship of Containment and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Gordon Johnson
Tuesday, March 15 9:30-10:30

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Rack Hygiene – Stop the Madness!

Rack Hygiene – Stop the Madness!

We’ve all heard of personal hygiene, and perhaps you’ve heard of mental hygiene, but what about rack hygiene? Please don’t look this up in a dictionary it will only confuse you. The word hygiene is now associated with data center cabinets or racks; which is a good thing. Why? Because the word hygiene makes people think of practices that maintain health and prevents disease. The word cleanliness also comes to mind. We all want clean bodies and minds. What about your data center racks?

Think about it this way… What happens to your mental state when you must make a cable change and the cable management system looks like a bowl of spaghetti? How’s your mental health now? Is it possible that your thoughts are moving to the dark side, unclean? Would you like to meet the guy in purchasing that saved the company $200.00 per cabinet who has no clue about the time lost in network cable mining?

Stop the madness! Rack hygiene is a must for every data center. Saving a few dollars on cabinets without cable management systems is nothing short of crazy.

The time wasted on unmanaged cable during the life of the cabinets will easily outweigh the additional costs for cable management.

What we’ve learned over the years is that asking technicians to mastermind a cable management program without the proper tools is like going into battle with a slingshot instead of a rifle.

My mom use to say in her lilting voice, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Mom was borrowing an expression that came from the 1800s that has been attributed to many sources. My favorite is the quote from Masterman Ready, or the Wreck of the Pacific in 1842 that uses the expression in a nautical context “In a well-conducted man-of-war every thing is in its place, and there is a place for every thing”.

Boats don’t have much room, so its imperative to stow everything is such a way that it can be easily found and ready for use.

The same can be said for cabinets, there is no room for clutter. A properly organized cabinet goes a long way in new equipment deployment, as well as tracking down outages.

The point we want to make is that rack hygiene and cable management begins during the purchasing phase of the racks and the cabinets. Not all cable management systems are created equal, nor for the same purpose. Here are some important variables to consider:

• Vertical cable managers
• Horizontal cabling systems
• Backbone cable installations
• Copper
• Fiber
• Maintenance holes
• Bonding & grounding
• Support facilities such as raceways, cable trays holes coring, slot and sleeves
• Fastener types
• Wireless systems

Take the time to design a cabinet that makes cable hygiene easy. Without it your technician’s mental health will be anything but clean!

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Subzero’s Polar PDUs

Subzero’s Polar PDUs

Power management in the data center is all about being connected.

Whether you need to connect past technology to current standards or prepare current technology for what’s coming in the future — you need a Power Management Partner that provides cutting edge products along with the ability to choose functionality. You also need the ability to correlate cooling airflow with power distribution.

Power & Cooling
You can’t have one without the other.


Partner with Subzero for your Power Management Solution.

Subzero Engineering now combines our cutting edge containment and cabinet solutions with power management. These items combined create the most powerful ‘plug and play’ solution in the industry.

Power + InfraStrut Cabinets + Containment

Over 200 configurations of the Polar PDUs are available to be custom configured to our Arctic Enclosures that are then modularly connected to our containment for a precise fit and function. Designed, manufactured, and shipped together means faster delivery and setup.

Polar Power — Turn IT on.

Find out more about Polar PDUs.

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Disrupt the Status Quo

Disrupt the Status Quo

The similarities of the buying process for an IT Enclosure can be as frustrating as buying a car. Ford people will never be caught owning a Chevy and Chevy folks would rather walk than drive a Ford. It seems that purchasing enclosures fall into the same scenario.

Even though there is comfort in staying with what is familiar, it’s time to change… because times have changed. Over again I hear “my Ford started every morning, even on the coldest winter days” or “my racks worked well for that deployment last time.” Innovation and technology now allow one to shift perspective to a new option when selecting enclosures.  Enter the Arctic Enclosure Rack / Cabinet Systems by Subzero Engineering.

The Arctic Enclosure was created with these changes in mind. The way legacy data centers were designed 20 years ago is not necessarily how most are designed today. I rarely see a Greenfield data center designed with a raised floor and perimeter CRACs, and almost all leverage the use of airflow management and containment solutions. Why? Because these strategies have essentially been the core of 30% energy reductions and PUEs approaching closer to 1.0 than ever before. So the early adopters have paved a successful public awareness of these successes. One interesting thing that escapes me during many site visits is how many enclosures do not meet the most rudimentary airflow integrity parameters? I am consistently asked to assist in sealing up deployed racks at these sites.

Enclosures (cabinets / racks) can encompass more than 60% of the surface area in a contained aisle. Five primary areas of focus affect airflow leakage within the enclosure:

1. Left of Rails
2. Right of Rails
3. Above the U space
4. Below the U space
5. Under the enclosure system itself

When designing the Arctic Enclosure, all five areas of leakage were addressed, creating a solution with solid airflow integrity.  In most cases enclosure manufacturers trick the consumer by pulling the front rails as far forward as possible to hide the airflow integrity flaws. Think of it this way: if your airflow management and containment strategies were designed to operate and deployed to not exceed 3% leakage at a given IWC and the enclosure system is performing at 16%+ leakage at the same IWC that could degrade the air integrity of the entire pod down to 10%+ overall.

Two ideas come to mind how to overcome the emotional slant that can affect the decision of enclosure systems. First of all, keep in mind that enclosure systems can occupy 60% of the overall containment system performance.  One of the best methods to ensure the overall performance is to have the enclosures considered a key part of the design. Second, consider that millions of dollars in IT equipment may reside in the enclosure systems. Therefore, the potential added expense of selecting an enclosure system that includes enhanced airflow management considerations seems like an acceptable and reasonable trade-off. The efficiency gains alone may be outweighed by the improved ROI.  A comprehensive evaluation of enclosure systems’ features, outside of airflow, should be employed before any decision is finalized. Start by researching how the Arctic Enclosure might be the right choice for your data center.

Protecting your investment should be more about solving ALL of the IT needs while supporting energy efficient practices that help pay for themselves rather than just doing what you’ve always done.

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