Dataracks, the leading UK provider of bespoke racks and aisle containment systems, is celebrating after receiving a prestigious accolade at the DCS Awards 2014. The company beat off stiff competition to secure the Datacentre Cabinets and Racks Product of the Year Award for its state-of-the-art 303 Eco range of feature packed 19-inch cabinets, racks and frames.
Now in their fourth year, the DCS Awards celebrate those companies operating in the data centre sector by recognising the achievements of end users, manufacturers and suppliers. Hosted by Angel Business Communications, the 2014 event took place on the 15th May at the stunning Millennium Hotel in London’s Mayfair, where data centre and IT leaders gathered to celebrate the successes of the sector over the last 12 months.
With a significant increase in this year’s overall nominations and votes, competition was fierce. Accepting the Datacentre Cabinets and Racks Product of the Year Award, Dataracks’ founder and managing director, Jeremy Hartley, commented, ‘We are dedicated to ensuring that the build quality and engineering of our products meets the highest possible standards, reflecting the important roles they play in safeguarding customers’ equipment in the most energy efficient ways possible. The 303 Eco range exemplifies this ethos.’
The 303 Eco range was developed following extensive customer consultation and incorporates a plethora of innovative design features that maximise airflow, support free air cooling, and meet the best practice recommendations of the EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency. Other best in class attributes include vented steel doors, light paint colour for energy efficiency and safety, integral airflow management, and removable side doors and top covers for easy access to equipment.
The Datacentre Cabinets and Racks Product of the Year Award wasn’t the only accolade bestowed upon Dataracks on the night, as the company’s Active Roof system for aisle containment was named runner up in the hotly contested Datacentre Fire/Safety/Lighting Product of the Year Award. Designed to aid the protection of equipment used within aisle containment, it can be activated by the data centre’s fire detection system, whereby it automatically opens to allow fire suppression water mist or gases to penetrate the aisle. It accepts a variety of inputs, thereby ensuring that it is compatible with all leading fire alarm systems.
Jeremy Hartley concluded, ‘I’m delighted that two of our most well received product ranges have been recognised at the DCS Awards 2014. I’m also incredibly proud of the hardworking team we have at Dataracks, which continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible within containment to ensure that our customers have access to truly world class solutions.’
With a pedigree dating back to 1989, Dataracks is a leading manufacturer of bespoke network racks, server racks and aisle containment. Today, Dataracks is Europe’s only dedicated manufacturer of cabinets optimised for cooling efficiency. All Dataracks' products are designed and manufactured in the UK and their innovative products - ranging from blanking panels and tile grommets through cabinets to complete cold aisles - can be retrofitted into a live environment. For more information visit www.dataracks.co.uk.
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