The Edge Advantage from Rittal

Edge computing is speeding up communication by bringing the IT network closer to the data to reduce latency and increase real-time analysis, lowering costs in operations and data management. Critical data remains local, reducing security risks, addressing bandwidth limitations and latency time. With the deployment of IoT, edge computing speeds the process of collecting data from smart sensors across the miles.

Edge is small in scale (usually under 10 racks) but mighty in information. It is designed to be placed in any environment and location, not requiring all the traditional support structure of a larger white space data center.  With the Edge design, Rittal brings power, efficiency and reliability on-site at a fraction of time and costs versus traditional builds.

In edge computing, racks may employ increased processing power, and need a built-in, high-performance cooling system. Long-term savings are achieved through improved cost and inventory control, reduced downtime and enhanced security, which are heavy operational costs.

With the localized computing of an edge system, the volume of data sent to the cloud is reduced. This opens up constricted networks to allow the company to employ cloud storage for less urgent data. Lowering the bandwidth used keeps the most immediately critical information right at hand, without delay or data drop.

Redundancy in an edge system allows other IT assets to remain fully functional and operational, even if one device fails. Eliminating downtime of the line, preserving key data and rapid response all contribute to a healthier bottom line. Rittal knows businesses are shifting from enterprise to edge, and we understand the emerging standards to simplify your deployment.

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Edge Infrastructure Buyer’s Guide

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EDGE Cooling

Although Edge involves a smaller number of racks, the data needs vital cooling protection. Situated in an outlying location, the availability of resources for cooling may vary. But Rittal knows Edge infrastructure, and provides both water and refrigerant based options.  Refrigerant cooling provides flexible installation, water based cooling brings the advantage of ambient air assist, for “free cooling”. Rittal has the right thermal management solution for anywhere on earth.



Your data center can build up heat quickly from your computer hardware. Dangerous for your computer and your data! If the “comfort temperature” isn’t maintained, shortened service life or even total system failure is a real threat.

The IT Climate Control specialists at Rittal designed the Liquid Cooling Package Direct Expansion (LCP DX) just for small- and medium-sized data centers. If you have devices cooled by room air conditioning, a ceiling plate or 19″ mounted rack fan, the LCP DX solution is efficient, economical and easy to install. All the thermal energy is released at the external condenser, keeping the data center ambient air cool.

The LCP DX is laterally mounted with the cold air being directed either to the right or to the left in a 19″ rack. It consists of an integrated, speed controlled compressor, EC fan technology, an electronic expansion valve and other refrigeration components, such as the external condenser. No active control components are required to operate the external condenser: the speed of the fan is determined only by the pressure of the refrigerant.

LCP DX may be installed using existing pipelines, for example, from an existing climate control system, to be used for the condenser. All the elements of the controls are integrated in the LCP chassis; the condenser itself only has a 230 V power supply for the two built-in fans. No additional wiring is needed.


The closed-loop LCP Rack CW units give you total control over the air path. Using a compact 12-inch-wide footprint, this next-generation system may even double your cooling capacity without occupying additional floor space. The high-efficiency fans are located at the front of the LCP – on the cool side away from the highest level of heat – to extend fan life.

LCP Inline CW

In a bayed enclosure suite, LCP Inline CW creates a cold curtain down a row, maximizing efficient cooling. Choose from two configuration options: flush, in which moving air flows into the cold aisle, and protruding, where cold air flows from both sides laterally across the face of nearby enclosures. A higher water inlet temperature increases the proportion of free cooling, reducing operating costs.

Data Monitoring/Computer Multi Control (CMC) III

As a data center’s size grows, so can the complexity of the equipment needed to monitor environmental conditions and control access. Rittal’s CMC III system solves this problem by using a CAN bus to support serial connection of multiple monitoring sensors to a central point.

The system collects numerous essential statistics, making them available for further processing by the network management system and allowing IT managers to monitor all data center environmental conditions from a centralized position. However, the CMC III also acts independently, automatically initiating countermeasures and triggering alarms or notifying designated personnel, for example.

CMC III systems can handle large-scale IT applications; a compact version is also available for use in smaller systems and single-enclosure applications. CMC III systems can be integrated into virtually all control centers via the OPC (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control) protocol to make the data collected available at higher management levels.