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Vertiv introduces web app for modular data centre planning in EMEA
Wed, 13th Mar 2024

Vertiv has launched a new web-based application that will greatly simplify the planning and design of data centres. Dubbed Vertiv Modular Designer Lite, this innovative tool will be instrumental in the configuration of prefabricated modular (PFM) data centres and will be available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

This user-friendly application offers a simple solution to the challenges of early planning stages for data centres. It allows users to seamlessly create designs for modular data centres that can accommodate up to 200kW, even without any technical background. The tool does not necessitate any logins or software downloads and is capable of providing bespoke solutions based on customer's specific inputs, aiding a diverse assortment of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.

Viktor Petik, vice president for the Integrated Modular Solutions business at Vertiv, praised the new offering saying, "The Vertiv Modular Designer Lite empowers users to effortlessly design their own data centres, tailored precisely to their needs. With its intuitive interface and comprehensive features, this tool represents a significant step forward for early planning of modular data centre design."

Customers' needs and geographical location play a significant role in the configurations created using the app. It incorporates crucial factors, including site location, weather data for accurate cooling equipment sizing, IT load needs, rack specifications, battery backup options, and electrical topology preferences, leading to the creation of an optimally customised and efficient design for modular data centres. The application also allows for careful redundancy planning, further safeguarding the efficiency of these designs.

Users can greatly benefit from the application's support for 2D and 3D visualisations. The tool allows for configurations to be saved for future references and quick modifications and provides access to vital technical documentation. During the creation process, users can also communicate directly with Vertiv experts who can utilise a more sophisticated internal version of the Vertiv Modular Designer to enhance and optimise the initial design based on various relevant conditions and requirements.

Expressing his satisfaction with the tool, Sinia Stojanoski, DCCS BU, X86 specialist, SEE from Dell Technologies, said, "I have personally utilised this tool online during customer discussions, effectively exploring and presenting diverse design alternatives. Its intuitive interface and robust features provide a streamlined solution for designing modular data centres, enabling customers to visualise their configurations effectively and make informed decisions, reducing time and costs."

The Vertiv Modular Designer Lite signifies a comprehensive simplification of modular data centre design and planning, using technology to empower and cater to a wide range of users, irrespective of their technical proficiency.