Vertiv unveils AI power and cooling solutions to simplify data center 

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a new portfolio of high-density data center infrastructure solutions to support the higher cooling and power requirements of the accelerated computing IT stack. The new Vertiv™ 360AI solutions are designed to accelerate AI adoption through pre-engineered infrastructure solutions, digitized management, and end-to-end service, resulting in up to 2x faster deployment compared to typical infrastructure installation.

Vertiv 360AI provides a streamlined way to power and cool AI workloads of all sizes. The solutions include power, cooling, enclosures, end-to-end lifecycle services, and digitized management. Vertiv 360AI solutions enable customers to realize faster deployment by eliminating design cycles and minimizing the likelihood of issues during installation and commissioning. These solutions allow for flexibility and customization, reusing or retrofitting existing cooling systems, when possible, to decrease deployment cost and scope.

“Vertiv’s goal is to prepare our customers for successful AI adoption,” said Brad Wilson, vice president of technology at Vertiv. “Our Vertiv 360AI portfolio offers a simplified path for scalable AI infrastructure, addressing the new challenges that data center professionals and systems integrators are trying to solve now, including retrofits of air-cooled edge and enterprise data centers, and build-outs of hyperscale green fields.”

Vertiv 360AI offers solutions ranging from support of AI test pilot and edge inferencing to full-scale AI data centers. Initial Vertiv 360AI models can power and cool up to 100kW per rack. Flexible cooling strategies for Vertiv™ 360AI include air-to-liquid, liquid-to-air, liquid-to-liquid, and liquid-to-refrigerant models. Vertiv 360AI also includes prefabricated modular solutions, including IT modules, cooling modules, and power modules that may be combined and scaled as building blocks to provide capacity for current and future infrastructure needs. For customers without chilled water available, Vertiv 360AI can also include indoor split chillers to provide liquid cooling with refrigerant-based heat rejection.

Vertiv offers a broad portfolio of cooling solutions for AI and HPC, including rear door heat exchangers, direct-to-chip liquid cooling and coolant distribution units (CDUs), high-capacity free-cooling chillers, and large capacity chilled water-based prefabricated modular data center solutions. Power solutions include uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with lithium-ion batteries, busbar, switchgear, and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to support microgrid applications.

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