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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Cannon Technologies for its Pioneering Network Server Rack Design

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Cannon Technologies for its Pioneering Network Server Rack Design The Smart Space Cabinet is an integrated system rather than just a rack PR Newswire LONDON, Sept. 28, 2012 LONDON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the cabinets market, Frost & Sullivan presents Cannon Technologies with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its novel Smart Space cabinet that is expected to overshadow most cabinets in the market. The network rack market is highly competitive with additional challenges in terms of competition from Asian imports, demanding customer needs, and the design of the rack itself. Cannon's revolutionary product has been designed specifically to suit the customer needs with added security, planning advantage, cost advantage, easier data centre management, much better cable access and improved work practice in the data centre, all of which comes in an integrated solution. "In today's data centre environment where floor space and energy cost are major factors, the Smart Space cabinet has provided the much awaited solution to save space while offering financial benefits," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gautham Gnanajothi. "With the trend moving toward racks integrated with active components, added security and cooling, Cannon is strongly positioned to garner market share with its product.

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Frost & Sullivan Lauds Cannon Technologies for its Pioneering Network Server Rack Design The Smart Space Cabinet is an integrated system rather than just a rack PR Newswire LONDON, Sept. 28, 2012
LONDON,Sept. 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research on the cabinets market, Frost & Sullivan presents Cannon Technologies with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its novel Smart Space cabinet that is expected to overshadow most cabinets in the market. The network rack market is highly competitive with additional challenges in terms of competition from Asian imports, demanding customer needs, and the design of the rack itself. Cannon's revolutionary product has been designed specifically to suit the customer needs with added security, planning advantage, cost advantage, easier data centre management, much better cable access and improved work practice in the data centre, all of which comes in an integrated solution. "In today's data centre environment where floor space and energy cost are major factors, the Smart Space cabinet has provided the much awaited solution to save space while offering financial benefits," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gautham Gnanajothi. "With the trend moving toward racks integrated with active components, added security and cooling, Cannon is strongly positioned to garner market share with its product." One of the innovative elements of Smart Space is that it has sliding panels – full depth or partial – on each side. The panels provide options for cross patching or isolating adjacent racks while always maintaining maximized cooling efficiency. The panels are designed in such a way that they do not allow cold air to be wasted or hot air to be pulled back in. Frost & Sullivan finds that this way, the user is able to achieve around 40 per cent higher cooling efficiency. This is particularly important as Cisco switches become the default choice for a network switch. The resulting heat densities are higher and need cooling to be increased. A Smart Space cabinet does away with the inconvenient meter-wide racks for Cisco cooling. Instead it utilizes a "plenum kit" that allows the use of spare space in each side of the rack to cool and comply with Cisco needs – without having to change any of the layout. This is the only solution available in the market that eliminates the need for a meter-wide rack. Cannon's proprietary "RAFt" or Raised Access Floor technology drastically reduces raised floor cost and planning time while speeding up installation and project rollout as well as simplifying access under floors and within aisles. RAFt, thus, removes the need for 2x2 foot floor tile to be put under the rack. Instead, a picture frame is put under the rack, resting on floor pedestals that give a height of 2 inches or 50mm. This means that very deep racks or odd shaped racks can extend to the back and the front over the aisles, without the user having to cut the tiles and put additional pedestals into the floor. "Since the RAFt bolts to the pedestal head and the cabinet bolts to the RAFt, the cabinet cannot be tipped over, eliminating the need to put tie bars down to the