A UK-based company called Kell Systems have launched a new energy-efficient server that can be located directly in the office workspace. This product is called BladeVault and it is suitable for small and medium sized businesses.
The advantages of BladeVault over traditional server rooms are:
- Supports hardware thermal loads of up to 4.3kW and requiring only 84 Watts of power to do so, compared to the 3 to 4 kW needed to power the air conditioning in an equivalent computer room, therefore saving energy;
- Saves valuable workspace by eliminating the requirement for a separate room;
- 98.5% noise reduction compared to previous Enterprise models, therefore reducing the need for a dedicated server room on noise-grounds;
- Office-grade appearance blends with the office workspace.
Kell is based in the UK but has showrooms in the US. Kell clients include Adobe, Boeing, BT, Disney, EDS, Google, Microsoft, NASA, NATO, Shell, Siemens and Verizon.
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