The Opengate containment system centers on two critical components: 1) containing heat, and 2) expelling heat directly to the CRAC units. This two-step focus maintains the ideal temperature for data center equipment.
The first step is addressed by Opengate's expertly manufactured chimneys and enclosures. The second step relies on sophisticated pressure sensors to control fan speeds and exhaust hot air through the chimneys at the most efficient rate. The combination of hot air containment and intelligently controlled fan speed creates a consistent climate controlled environment in the data center and within the cabinet rows.
Opengate is available for virtually every new or existing cabinet model or configuration. Geist developed a vast library of cabinet specific installation kits that include cabinet tops, door blocking kits, and mounting hardware. If there is a new cabinet or row configuration, Geist's team of design engineers will deliver a solution.
Opengate’s single rack intelligent containment configuration is ideal for the highest density cabinets. The single chimney system and sensors work exclusively to exhaust heat contained in the single rack. Racks installed with the system can house up to 30kW; thus, maximizing data center space while cooling critical equipment.
The row based system allows multiple racks to share a single chimney in lower density environments. As row densities increase, additional chimneys and sensors can be added to maintain the appropriate temperature throughout the row of cabinets.
Opengate conforms to most any environment to deliver intelligent cooling.
Multiple layers of system redundancy increase as systems work in concert.
- System capacity automatically scales as loads are added or removed
- Automated load sharing returns all heat directly to return air plenum
- High density loads can be directly coupled for single cabinet isolation
- Load sharing leads to lower cost per deployed kW, allowing all fans to run at energy efficient speeds.
Optional placement of Geist cooling units avoid overhead obstructions such as cable trays.
- Multiple systems work together to share cabinet loads
- Operational redundancy increases as systems work in concert
- In the event of utility failure, heat continues to be exhausted by the Geist cooling unit using power provided by its PDU
Sophisticated temperature and pressure sensors control redundant fan speeds to exhaust hot air through the chimneys at the most efficient rate.
- Automatic notification of system threshold breach via email or SNMP
- Environmental conditions monitored and reported automatically
IT intake air is stabilized within a few degrees of the supply air temperature at all points in the data center.
- Geist's Environet software aggregates total airflow load and automates the process defining requirements, allowing lowered airflow across the data center