HeatLoad Increases Rental Stock of Rack Mounted Load Banks18 March 2016 / by Mafi Mushkila (author)
HeatLoad, the leading provider of data centre services, has increased its rental stock of 3.5kW rack mounted load banks to over 600 units. The company now has 8.6MW of rack mounted load banks and 8MW of floor standing load banks, which they believe is the largest stock holding in the UK. This is all very timely in preparation for what promises to be a very busy and successful Data Centre World 2016. According to Dave Wolfenden, managing director of HeatLoad, the company has seen an explosion in data centre testing this year – which has increased by fifty per cent in the first quarter of 2016. “We are not entirely sure whether this is due to the company name change towards the end of last year (from Mafi Mushkila), market growth, or an upturn in the economy, but 2016 is already looking to be a very successful year for us”, commented Wolfenden.
Data Centre World is Europe's biggest, best attended, and award-winning data centre conference and exhibition, making it the perfect place to meet up with HeatLoad to learn more about what services are available - anything from a simple server installation to the project management of the design, construction, and migration of a mega-data centre. Managing Director, Dave Wolfenden, will be presenting a paper on Tuesday 12th at 13.15 in the Design and Build Theatre on Best Practices in Data Centre Testing.
The importance of testing a data centre infrastructure prior to going live is widely acknowledged as a key element in ensuring that it achieves optimal performance for the duration of its design life. To do this, heatload.co.uk mimics the electrical and other performance characteristics of the IT equipment as closely as possible using its specialist heat load, load banks and server emulators.
The impressive range of devices on offer from HeatLoad includes rack mounted single-phase emulators that are available as 2kW or 3.75kW units. Mobile racks are available in 12, 16 and 30U sizes and allow the load banks and server emulators to be installed in various configurations to meet capacity, density and rack layout requirements. In addition, its floor standing single-phase 2kW and 3kW units or three phase 9kW, 15kW and 22kW offerings are ideal for use in colocation facilities, where racks are often not installed until the customer makes a final decision on their infrastructure needs.
Data Centre World 2016 will be taking place on the 12th and 13th of April at ExCel London and is co-located with Cloud Expo Europe which will be running on the same days.
When visitors scan their badges on the HeatLoad stand K80 at DCW 2016 they will not only learn about the best products and services to test data centres and computer rooms but they will also have the chance to win a brand new Apple iPad mini 4 64GB in a prize draw at the end of the show.
For more information visit www.heatload.co.uk.