Rittal’s RiMatrix containerised data centre for Envision AESC

28 October 2019

The container

The container

Envision AESC UK, the battery-maker, required a new data centre to support its newly acquired office and production site at its newly acquired Sunderland location. While there was a requirement for additional rack space, the primary driver was space and location.

The client chose to relocate an internally based data centre (potentially consuming office or warehouse room), placing it instead externally.
German firm Rittal, located in picturesque Hessen, was able to provide a solution consistent with the previous system, in terms of both design and technology.

Its engineers specified the RiMatrix S, a containerised data centre with a pre-configured design, which meant that no additional design input was required by the customer. Within the RiMatrix S, Rittal supplied 6 x server racks, 1 x networking rack, a fan-based cooling supply, an ABB UPS, a distribution board, fire suppression and 2 x free-cooling chillers.

The German firm partnered with an M&E partner to manage the installation, meaning that Envision AESC received a wholly managed, turn-key solution.

“Rittal’s ability to deliver a turn-key solution using a standardised product was a major consideration for us. We are very impressed with the quality of the RiMatrix S product and the associated chiller units," says Envision AESC UK’s Andy Dixon. "The solution has provided us with the environment we needed to host our critical IT infrastructure."

The result is a complete data centre with a small site footprint, with no need for any building work on-site.