Bachmann BlueNet
Data Centre Power Innovation Of The Year
Entry Description
The Bachmann BlueNet product portfolio simplifies rack deployment by first, providing a wide range of power solutions that enable open access to all hardware components in the rear of the rack, Standard features such as Ethernet support, colour coded PDU’s, support for up to twelve environmental sensors, operating temperatures to 60°C. The unique residual current monitoring (RCM) port is for checking the electrical safety of the incoming power to the rack PDU, in which a world class European Bank has defaulted on using the BlueNet PDU's globally across all its data centres and colocation operations. With many other global blue-chip brands choosing the Bachmann solution it is becoming the choice of PDU. With many types of PDU's available in the BlueNet range from basic, local metered, metered, switched, metered & switched models all have high grade components giving reliable network management modules, remote outlet switching and/or power metering (utility grade billing standards), help to make the BlueNet high-density PDU one of the most technically advanced PDU’s available today.

Bachmann’s unique PDU form factor and easy-to-use interface enables reduced hardware deployment costs, as well as optimised cabling and connectivity for reduced CAPEX versus industry standard solutions. Bachmann’s unique design permits users to further optimise the rack layout for increased access to rack mounted equipment, resulting in lower MTTR for coupled servers and rack mounted equipment during service failures. Finally, the high-density space saving design provides optimised airflow within the server cabinet, for higher cooling efficiency which in turn has a positive impact on server power demand with lower average operating temperatures. Optional high accuracy metering with plug-and-play connectivity allows users to ensure always on, real-time monitoring of power and environmental conditions within their data centre racks. Traditionally, PDUs have been designed as an afterthought by companies who do not have in-depth application knowledge of server equipment. As such, the form factor and overall design methodology has produced inefficient form factors that provide power but do little to resolve typical space and connectivity issues in IT racks.

Add to that, the ever-growing need to increase compute-density and the result is the multiplicity of PDUs in each rack that increase user CAPEX and OPEX costs while failing to provide optimal power distribution solutions. Bachmann designed their BlueNet products from the ground up, relying on real-world inputs from their own configuration factory where IT racks are fully loaded, connected, and tested as a purpose-built system. Bachmann’s first-in-class implementation management software allows for easy integration into legacy and new infrastructure management tools with excellent scalability. The RCM (residual current monitoring) option gives the end user the security that everything is electrically safe and any potential threat of power failure.
All of Bachmann Intelligent PDU’s are designed, built, and shipped out from Germany, with customers being able visit and see their products being built before they get shipped out to them.
Overall, the Bachmann BlueNet PDU line represents the best-in-class platform in the market.
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