Power monitoring and switching system unlocks unutilized power in data centres

09-08-2017 | CUI | Power

CUI released its second solution for unlocking power capacity in data centre and networking infrastructures. The ICE Switch, manufactured by the company, is a power monitoring and switching system that connects to Virtual Power Systems’ (VPS) ICE (Intelligent Control of Energy) software to provide dynamic redundancy inside a data centre. Consisting of two identical modules with up to 50A of current per module, the switch features hot-swap functionality and a configurable single-phase or three-phase input. The system, housed in a standard 19” 1U package, also carries UL/cUL and TUV 60950-1 safety certifications. “The ICE Switch is the next step in unlocking underutilized power capacity in data centres,” stated Matt McKenzie, president of CUI. “In addition to the peak shaving capabilities of the ICE Block hardware, the ICE Switch is a continuation of our efforts with Virtual Power Systems to set new standards for efficient power infrastructure.” Shankar Ramamurthy, CEO of Virtual Power Systems, added, “CUI has been a tremendous partner for VPS in bringing the idea of Software Defined Power to market. The successful pilot tests of the ICE Block and now the release of the ICE Switch have proven them to be the ideal hardware partner for our innovative ICE Software solution.”