Data centre cooling startup, Forced Physics DCT, has entered the edge computing market with its outdoor server enclosure that can operate without water or traditional air cooling.
Sun West Engineering is the manufacturer of the unit, as well as Force Physics’ first customer. Based in scorching Phoenix, Arizona, the deployment of the first Edgeility System at Sun West’s headquarters will be an excellent test of the module’s ability to operate at temperatures in excess of 43C.
Designed to run without liquid or server-level fans, the Edgeility System can support up to 24 kilowatts of IT load with an industrial blower for enclosure-level airflow as the only moving part.
Scott Davis, the CEO of Forced Physics and inventor of its core technology, said: “There is tremendous value in an edge system that does not rely on liquid or air conditioning. Our Edgeility System allows customers to compute anywhere – even the harshest environments. This is the breakthrough the industry needs to enable data collection closest to the source.”
Forced Physics DCT believe customers can save up to 40% compared to conventional systems thanks to the Edgeility System’s simplified infrastructure and low operating costs. It is also the greenest technology available in the data centre cooling market.
Phil McCoy, president of Sun West Engineering, said: “We were early supporters of Forced Physics because it’s something we believe in. We’ve worked with the giants in the telecom industry and know what it takes to build a robust enclosure for data centre environments.
“Any energy reducing technology in the high growth data handling environment is bound to grow legs. We were early supporters of Forced Physics because it’s something we believe in. We’ve worked with the giants in the telecom industry and know what it takes to build a robust enclosure for data centre environments.”
The announcement brings another player into the market for edge computing solutions, which now includes regional data centres, startups offering micro data centres, cloud computing platforms, content distribution networks, and cell tower operators.
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