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05 Dec 2022

Vertiv Releases White Papers Addressing the Changing Data Center Infrastructure

Vertiv Stand: D020

COLUMBUS, Ohio [Dec. 5, 2022] – Vertiv (NYSE:VRT) a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, released three new white papers addressing pressing data center infrastructure topics. The papers cover innovation in prefabricated modular design, strategies for non-raised floor cooling, and the potential for fuel cells as an alternative to traditional diesel generators. These topics align with Vertiv’s presentation at the Gartner® IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies conference, Data Center Trends That Will Regulate Operations and Impact Sustainability, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, at 3:15 p.m.

As global data center operators build out increasingly complex, hybrid networks leveraging enterprise, cloud and edge applications to meet skyrocketing consumer demand, they must balance growth and the need to add capacity quickly with the corresponding increases in energy and water consumption. The new Vertiv white papers address these issues and some strategies data center operators should consider going forward.

Water Cooling Solutions

For decades, the common wisdom has been that data center owners needed to use raised floor environments to enable more efficient cooling of technology. Yet, data centers are densifying – placing more compute in tightly packed places to support big-data analytics and other digital workloads. That’s creating new burdens for cooling systems, which must protect these hot-running, often mission critical, workloads. Read Chilled Water Data Center Cooling for Non-Raised Floor Applications to learn more.

Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

Vertiv expects a continuing shift toward more environmentally friendly infrastructure in the form of prefabricated modular data center designs. Standardization – ranging from modular components, such as power and cooling modules and skids, to full-fledged prefabricated facilities – will become the default approach not just for the enterprise, but also hyperscale and the edge of the network. Read The Next Step in Prefabrication: Hybrid Design in Hyperscale Data Centers in its entirety to learn more.

In 2022, Vertiv was recognized as a Sample Vendor for micro data center solutions in two Gartner® Hype Cycle™ reports for Edge Computing and Midsize Enterprises, and in the Gartner report, Emerging Tech Impact Radar: Communications. 

Better Fuel Efficiencies

As hyperscalers seek greater speed and efficiencies, they will consider hydrogen fuel cells as a promising alternative to diesel generators. Vertiv is taking a leading role in advancing the effective use of fuel cells to enable operators to achieve their carbon neutral goals. Read Evaluating the Potential of Fuel Cells for Data Center Power to learn more.    

“Vertiv is constantly on the lookout for changes that will improve energy efficiency, operational effectiveness, safety, profitability, and provide a competitive edge,” said Tony DeSpirito, vice president of global alliance at Vertiv. “We are happy to share this research with data center professionals to help them to understand the trends and strategies that can impact their efficiency, effectiveness and speed to market.” 

Vertiv announced their top data center trends for 2023 in November, with predictions including increased regulation; wide-spread adoption of modular and prefabricated infrastructure; use of alternatives to diesel generators; liquid cooling for high density racks applications; and a focus on edge infrastructure to support the latency and density challenges of 5G and the metaverse. 

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these topics by attending the presentation or visiting Vertiv Booth #211. 

For more information on 2023 industry trends and the complete Vertiv portfolio of solutions for data center and communication networks, visit Vertiv.com. 

About the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference focuses on key topics for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, including how to embrace change and serve evolving enterprise needs through optimizing workloads, maximizing efficiency, and building resilient systems and teams. 

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About Vertiv

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to enable its customers’ vital applications to run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs approximately 24,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, visit Vertiv.com. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27 of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. These statements are only a prediction. Actual events or results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements set forth herein. Readers are referred to Vertiv’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for a discussion of these and other important risk factors concerning Vertiv and its operations. Vertiv is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.