Vette Corp Partners with IBM® to Provide Sustainable Data Center Solution
12.02.2009

LiquiCool® Helps IBM Clients Increase Energy Efficiency, Reduce Space, Cut Capital and Operating Costs

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vette Corp, a leading global provider of data center thermal management solutions, has been selected by IBM (NYSE: IBM) as a global partner in providing an energy efficient, sustainable cooling solution for the IBM Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC).

IBM's PMDC provides a fully functional data center in a shipping container with complete physical infrastructure including systems for power, cooling and remote monitoring. It has all the elements of secure operating environments found in traditional "raised-floor" data centers, including fire protection, smoke alerts, humidity control, physical security, external environmental isolation and temperature controls. PMDC can support multiple technology and system vendors in an industry-standard rack environment and IBM's unique PMDC design enables complete access to both the front and rear of IT equipment from within a closed, secure container without operational disruptions or downtime.

The IT equipment within the PMDC can be cooled using Vette Corp's LiquiCool Rear Door Heat Exchangers rather than with traditional air cooling.  Vette's LiquiCool Rear Door Heat Exchanger is a water cooled door that mounts to the back of IT enclosures and cools computer equipment exhaust air before it re-enters the data center operating environment. The Rear Door Heat Exchanger utilizes a low impedance fin and tube heat exchanger that does not have fans, moving parts or electrical connections, resulting in a dramatic reduction of cooling energy consumption and an increase in efficiency gains and cost savings. When compared to traditional air-cooled solutions, Vette's Rear Door Heat Exchanger may permit up to 5 times more compute power per IT enclosure and reduce electrically active white space by up to 84%.

Vette's LiquiCool Rear Door Heat Exchanger went head-to-head with leading competitor liquid cooling products in a "Chill-Off" competition sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG). The results are publically available and provide third party validation that Vette's Rear Door Heat Exchanger solution delivers top performance in efficiency and cooling capacity.

The low profile of the Rear Door Heat Exchanger and the ability for it to be used on a wide variety of IT enclosures supports the PMDC's goal of supporting multiple system vendors while optimizing the use of available data center power and space. The Rear Door Heat Exchanger is now available to be deployed on leading brands of enclosures by AFCO Systems, APC, Chatsworth Products, Damac, Data Center Resources, Dell, Electrorack, Great Lakes, HP, IBM, IMS Engineered Products, NER, Rittal, SMC and Wright Line.

"IBM is pleased to partner with Vette Corp to provide an energy and space efficient cooling solution for the PMDC" said Steven Sams, vice president Global Site and Facilities Services. "The energy savings and scalability of Vette's LiquiCool solution helps the PMDC approach be a cost effective and flexible data center alternative."

In addition to manufacturing an increasingly broad range of Rear Door Heat Exchangers, Vette Corp provides turnkey data center cooling solutions, integration, installation and support services. For more information about Vette Corp's LiquiCool solutions, please contact Vette at 1.508.203.4690 or visit http://www.vettecorp.com


About Vette Corp
Vette Corp is a global thermal management solutions provider specializing in solving thermal challenges for sustainable data center and communications services facilities, as well as for OEM's of computer, communications and industrial electronic equipment.

Vette Corp is privately held and headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. For additional information about Vette Corp, please visit www.vettecorp.com or contact Vette at 1 508.203.4690.

About IBM
For more information about IBM, visit www.IBM.com. Vette Corp and LiquiCool are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vette Corp in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks, brand names, or product names belong to their respective holders.

Source: Vette Corp