Underwriter Laboratories Certifies NetRack’s NRSs Seismic Series

July 28, 2020

BENGALURU, India – July 28, 2020 – NetRack, a leading solution provider for DCs and end-to-end IT server racks, has acquired the Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification for its NRSs series product line. NRSs (Seismic) Series are ultra-rigid racks for high-density applications in data centers, telecommunications and server rooms, specially designed for the seismic zones.

Data center (DC) industry is evolving, and more research and development is being put into bringing forth cutting edge DC technology. To keep up with the growing DC demands, NetRack ensures that it follows the globally recognized safety and compliance standards to stay on top. Certification from UL for NRSs Series is a result of one such effort. Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is over a century old third-party certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. They certify products with the aim to make the world a safer place for both employees and consumers. Besides testing, they set industry standards to follow when innovating new products. When a customer wants to choose between a product with UL certification and that which isn’t, it is the certification that helps them to make the right choice and manufacturers like NetRack with UL certification show their continued commitment towards safety and quality.

Quality and safety standards have been a top priority for NetRack. We have always maintained compliance with globally recognized safety standards. For acquiring UL certification, NetRack has agreed to rigorous examination, testing and follow-up surveillance while maintaining compliance with nationally recognized safety standards. The certification guarantees the safety and reliability of the products, and also aids in ensuring brand loyalty and long-term business success,” said Mr Ravi Raj U, Brand Head, Director- Sales & Support at NetRack.

As per National Building Code 2016 Edition (NBC 2016), considering the operability of essential facilities such as hospitals, airports, emergency response centers, data centers and buildings vital to national defence along with the building, non-structural components should also be seismically isolated. Since the racks are the major passive component for hosting IT equipment, it has to be seismic proof.

To reduce risk & injury and minimize equipment damage during an earthquake, proper seismic protection is essential. This is especially important in telecommunications, server rooms and data centers that cannot afford any downtime. Selecting the right infrastructure products for a DC is crucial to get the most protection for servers, switches and cables. During the seismic activity, seismic rated building will take the major seismic vibration and small frequencies would be passed onto nonstructural components like racks and these racks should be in a position to withstand those minor frequencies.

As crucial as complying with building codes, understanding what goes behind deeming a product seismic-ready is also important as different approaches are used to make such determination. The NRSs series racks are manufactured out of steel sheet, punched, formed, welded and powder coated with highest quality standards under stringent ISO 9001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 27001 | ISO 45001. Manufacturing and quality management systems have an added advantage of having the highest safety standards of being UL certified. NetRack’s NRSs Series is available in 36RU ~ 47RU variants with 1,000 & 1,200 depth configurations, 600 & 800 width configurations. NRSs has various brazing options to meet the seismic zone requirements.

NetRack offers a variety of products that deal with the modern concerns of organizations, including cooling arrangements, heat dissipation, cable management and also effective power consumption. The entire product portfolio can be customized based on customers’ requirements. The product range of NetRack is UL certified, environment-friendly and follows all the international guidelines for product manufacturing.

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About NetRack

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s mission is to deliver time-bound quality products that are superiorly designed and precision-engineered to perfection, to help the customers overcome their constraints while enabling scalability and increased performance at a reduced cost. NetRack guarantees to offer its clients good customer support services for problem-solving and better relations.

Improved customer relations, employee welfare, and transformation at all levels to achieve more than what they have achieved so far. The company wishes to upgrade itself through research and development of newer technologies for enhanced performance, scalability and cost-effective products to cut costs to the customer.

Visit https://www.netrackindia.com/ to know more about data center solutions and end-to-end IT server racks.


What Best Suits Your Environment – Precision or Comfort Cooling?

July 14, 2020

BENGALURU, India – July 14, 2020 – The world is experiencing a giant leap in terms of technology. Many verticals today make use of technological advancement to better their output. Temperature-controlled environments are required for better performance of the IT equipment or a whole solution across many processes today. The requirements could differ depending on the nature of business and resources they are dealing with.

There are mainly two types of cooling solutions –

  1. Precision Cooling System (PCS), is an air conditioning technique, primarily designed for indoor IT infrastructure, to provide constant humidity & temperature-controlled environment, which will not only help increase efficiency but also helps in reducing the use of high power consumption in the long run. Precision cooling is best suited and recommended solution for the myriad of verticals like data centers, server rooms, telecommunication units, CAD centers, medical equipment suites, laboratories, hospital facilities, etc.
  2. Comfort Cooling System (CCS), on the other hand, is designed for people. Engineered for the intermittent use required to maintain a comfortable environment for people in facilities with a moderate amount of in-and-out traffic.

Reliability is vital for any company’s growth and that depends on the sustainability of the products/solutions chosen for the IT setup. While precision cooling is recommended for constant temperature-controlled environments which could help in avoiding system shutdowns and component failures caused by the excessive heat produced, comfort cooling can be used for other environments. Precision cooling is gaining traction as the demand for constant temperature-controlled environments is increasing, mainly as it is designed to maintain temperature and humidity within a very narrow range. Choosing right cooling solution helps in increasing efficiency, reliability, scalability and environmental stability to IT environments, said Ravi Raj U, Brand Head, Director – Sales & Support at NetRack Enclosures Pvt Ltd.

While both precision cooling and comfort cooling have their own advantages to play, it depends on the requirement of the solutions being implemented. And if the requirement demands a consistent and controlled cooling environment then it has to be precision cooling for a whole load of benefits it has over comfort cooling. For example, fluctuations in temperature and/or humidity produce a range of problems including a complete shutdown of the system. Companies incur huge costs depending on the length of the interruption and the value of time and data loss and this can be avoided by using precision cooling.

The below differentiation between Comfort and Precision Cooling Systems will give a clear idea of understanding to make the right choice for the solutions being implemented.

  • Handling heat load capability: Comfort cooling system (CCS) is designed to handle low-density heat loads to maintain a moderate environment for occupants, whereas Precision cooling system (PCS) is designed to handle high-density heat load released from IT equipment.
  • Operating capacity: CCS is designed to run up to a maximum of 1,200 hours per year, thereby it does not qualify where the setup demands constant environment control. Whereas, PCS is designed and built to run non-stop 8,760 hours a year. PCS is meant for constant environmental control.
  • Tackling changing temperatures and humidity: Comfort Cooling is designed to maintain 80°F (27°C) and 50% relative humidity during summer when the outside temperature would be at 95°F (35°C) and relative humidity at 48%. For the same outside temperature during summer, Precision Cooling is designed to maintain the temperature at ±1°F (0.56°C) and relative humidity at ±2-3%.
  • Humidification/dehumidification cycles: As the purpose of Comfort Cooling is more for people, it has basic and limited controls that restrict it to react quickly and maintain the required heat tolerance. It also does not include humidification/dehumidification cycles essential for a stable technological environment. One can certainly assimilate them as add-ons. Whereas, in Precision Cooling the in-built microprocessor-based controls react quickly to the changing conditions and maintain the tight tolerances required for a stable environment. It usually includes multiple stages of cooling and heating, a humidifier, and a dedicated dehumidification cycle.
  • Enhanced, Web-Enabled Communication: Precision cooling system offers web-enabled monitoring & alarm notification facility to IT managers, while Comfort cooling system does not offer such precise monitoring capabilities.
  • Cost incurred: A comparison for heat removal costs between comfort and precision cooling systems reveals significant operational savings for precision systems, even for relatively small units. In comfort cooling, while the cost of the product is less, the operating cost exceeds that of the precision cooling and this is because of the power consumption. Precision cooling systems need less power to operate than comfort cooling systems. When initial costs and operating costs both are considered, precision cooling systems represent the most cost-effective solution for cooling critical IT equipment.

Achieving business-critical continuity is highly dependent on power and environmental support systems chosen by the user based on their requirement.

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About Us

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s products are manufactured in a facility with:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • IS0 45001:2018 Environment Management System
  • ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System

 

Reach us at https://www.netrackindia.com/ | mailto:equiry@netrackindia.com to know more or to get an expert advice.


Rack Selection Criteria Helps Increase Data Center Efficiency

June 29, 2020

BENGALURU, India – June 29, 2020 – Data center industry is evolving, and more research and development is being put to bring forth cutting edge DC technology making data center racks all the while relevant in supporting networking, compute, and storage equipment. Therefore, the selection criteria for data center racks have gained much traction, to help optimize the data center ecosystem.

 

“When choosing racks for your data center, there are many factors to consider. These include specifics about size and load-bearing capacity. Racks are closely tied to the operation of a data center, therefore the selection of the same should be undertaken with utmost prudence. While doing so, understanding the right requirement is essential,” said Mr Ravi Raj, Brand Head, Director – Sales & Support at NetRack.

 

Before a rack is selected, some decision criteria should be considered, such as dimensions, operational design, structural design, material, and colour. Selecting an IT rack is critical to data center availability; however, selecting rack accessories improves operational efficiency. One criterion to pay attention to is the load-bearing capacity of the racks. Each rack will generally come with a static and dynamic load rating. Static load rating measures the rack’s load-bearing capacity when it is installed/stationed at a fixed location, while dynamic load rating measures its load-bearing capacity when it is being moved. NetRack suggests the following criteria to look for during rack selection:

 

Model Static Load On Casters (Kgs) Load Capacity Per U (Kgs) Static Load On Leveller / Plinth (Kgs) Load Capacity Per U (Kgs)
NRS1/42U 350 8 750 18
NRS/42U 750 18 1250 30
NRSe/42U     1500 36

 

Load bearing capacity per U is an important determinant while choosing data center racks. By choosing the right load rating, you can avoid equipment damage and collapse. NetRack recommends the installation of heavier equipment in the bottom. For example, if the weight of the equipment is 240 Kgs and height is 10U then the recommended load-bearing capacity per U is 24Kgs.

 

Another point to consider during rack selection is the types of mounting like Casters/Leveller or Plinth. While selecting the mounting option, one needs to consider that the Leveller transfers Point Load and the Plinth transfers Distributed Load. For example, if we consider the load on a rack as 1,000 Kgs on 4 levellers, the Point Load on leveller will be 250 Kgs and the Point Load on the floor should be 1.5 times of this.

 

Along with the right selection of racks, paying attention to other important folds will help you to have a more competent and economical setup in the long run. For instance, PDU (Power Distribution Units) certified with globally trusted certification bodies like UL will guarantee the quality of a product, which is highly reliable, dependable, safe and ensures no power outrage. Secondly, one must opt standard DC accessories for better Airflow management like Air Seal Kit/Brush Module/Blanking Panel to increase efficiency at reduced operational cost. Ensure your supplier or partner supply the same.

 

To keep up with the growing DC demands NetRack ensures that it follows the globally recognized safety and compliance standards to stay on top. The entire product portfolio can be customized based on customers’ requirements. The product range of NetRack follows all the international guidelines for product manufacturing.

 

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About Us

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s products are manufactured in a facility with:

 

  •  ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  •  IS0 45001:2018 Environment Management System
  •  ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System

 

Reach us at https://www.netrackindia.com/ | mailto:equiry@netrackindia.com to know more or to get expert advice.


NetRack Earns UL Certification for its Floor Mount Outdoor Racks

June 19, 2020

BENGALURU, India – June 19, 2020 – NetRack, a leading solution provider for data centers and end-to-end IT server racks, today announced that it has acquired UL certification for its Floor Mount- Outdoor (FMOD) racks. FMOD Racks, General Electronics floor mount racks for outdoor application is an innovative product that helps establishments to organize IT equipments and accessories under all weather conditions.

 

UL is a 120-year-old company that promotes safety, developing benchmarks that enable consumers and businesses to feel confident about the products and services they purchase. UL certification creates brand recognition and marketing value for data center rack providers. The comprehensive certification program looks into all aspects of performance and safety in the data center racks. Utmost safety standards are required to protect mission-critical equipment and NetRack’s FMOD racks ensure equipment safety under all weather conditions.

 

“UL has an established reputation for recommending safe and reliable products. NetRack ensures that it follows the globally recognized safety and compliance standards to stay on top. By undertaking a UL evaluation, NetRack can certify the areas where we have the most efficiency and identify the areas where we need to make improvements. Having a certification from UL lends a lot of credibility to our products,” said Mr Ravi Raj, Brand Head, Director – Sales & Support at NetRack

 

The FMOD racks from NetRack are designed using the best technology which can be effectively used for the outdoor application. FMOD is designed to meet IP56 with fan & IP66 without fan (Ingress protection) requirements. The product is best suited for industry segments such as IT- ITES, BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Government initiatives such as Smart City Projects, and Private & Public Sector Surveillance Projects.

 

The racks are manufactured out of Galvanized steel sheet punched, formed, and welded to withstand the harsh outdoor condition. They are specially powder coated, dual coat with primer and pure polyester powder. The features ensure protection against the dangers of heat, dust, humidity, rain, and moisture. Additionally, it conforms to DIN 41494 or Equivalent EIA /ISO/ EN/ CEA Standard, conforms to IEC 60529 or Equivalent IS/ EN/ Standards for Ingress Protection, manufactured with the highest quality standards under stringent ISO 9001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 27001 | ISO 45001 Manufacturing & Quality management system.

 

The Racks have a fully welded frame with integrated side panel and associated front & back metal door with 3 point lock & key as well as provision to mount racks on the floor. Available from 6RU to 27RU variants with 600 & 800 width and 600~800 depth configuration. Fan mounting provision can be installed on sides or on top with canopy including filter unit to meet IP56 (Ingress Protection) requirements.

 

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About NetRack

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s mission is to deliver time-bound quality products that are superiorly designed and precision-engineered to perfection, to help the customers overcome their constraints while enabling scalability and increased performance at a reduced cost. NetRack guarantees to offer its clients good customer support services for problem-solving.

To know more, visit https://www.netrackindia.com/


Have you reviewed your PDU Certifications?

June 15, 2020

Evaluating power design is an important step in any IT infra setup process because ineffective power usage can easily result in higher costs and damaging downtime. Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are Heart of the Data Centers. They are a critical part of the Rack solution as any downtime or product failure can directly impact the operation of mission-critical equipment further affecting the business processes. The timely review and certification of PDUs are therefore crucial to meet data center uptime requirements.

The relevance of right PDUs hold utmost importance, therefore, while choosing PDUs one needs to look for some of the highly valued global certifications available like:

  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) assures products or manufacturing processes that meet the global set standards and safety measures
  • European Conformity (CE) indicates that the product complies with the essential requirements of the applicable European laws or Directives concerning safety, health, environment, and consumer protection. Thereby, it qualifies to be accepted in 30 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Certification Body (CB) indicates that a product has passed certain tests and endorses mutual acceptance of product safety test reports and certificates for electrical and electronic equipment, devices, and components
  • ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) ensures your electronic or electrical device does not emit a large amount of electromagnetic interference and continues to function as intended in the presence of several electromagnetic phenomena.
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), the European Union environmental directive restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. It evades harmful environmental upshots to ensure healthy occupational exposure during the manufacturing and recycling process.
  • The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection set by the European Union. It delivers a high level of protection to the health and safety of people/property.

Having a PDU certified with these globally trusted certification bodies will guarantee that you get a professionally designed product that is highly reliable, dependable, safe and secure for use.

While procuring PDUs, paying close attention to types of certification that a product holds can pay off in a big way.

 

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About NetRack

NetRack Enclosures foresees itself as a single-window solutions provider for all data, network, and server related concerns. NetRack’s PDU’s & other products are manufactured in a facility with:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • IS0 45001:2018 Environment Management System
  • ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System

Reach us at https://www.netrackindia.com/ | mailto:equiry@netrackindia.com to know more or to get expert advice


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