Smart solutions for all edge scenarios

  • At CEBIT 2018, Rittal will present turnkey, high-availability IT infrastructure solutions for all edge scenarios on its 500 square-metre stand in hall 12.
  • In conjunction with partners such as ABB and HPE, Rittal will showcase a range of pioneering edge solutions – from Smart Industry to Smart Mobility.
  • Rittal is a d!conomy exhibitor and participant in the d!talk conference, and will give a keynote address during the opening session of the CEBIT Cloud & Data Center Summit.

Edge IT systems could be processing and analysing 40 percent of data generated by the Internet of Things by 2019.[1] According to other estimates, approximately 60 percent of cloud servers will be located in edge data centres by 2025.[2]

Rittal will showcase real-world examples of pioneering edge solutions at CEBIT 2018. Visitors to its “Discover the Edge” exhibit will be able to experience a range of edge solutions up-close and in person – Smart Industry, Smart Mobility, Smart Healthcare and Smart Finance. These represent Rittal’s response to the digital transformation of the business world and society as a whole – in healthcare, retail, the public sector, and in all aspects of urban infrastructure.

“Digitization is driving diverse challenges in all industries. Our edge solutions help companies to implement made-to-measure IT infrastructure quickly, easily, and cost-efficiently. As a result, they can make effective use of innovative solutions for edge data centers,” explains Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President of Rittal’s IT Infrastructure Global Business Unit.

Smart solutions for real-world edge computing

Rittal and partners ABB and HPE will be presenting Smart Industry use cases focusing on digital transformation in industrial environments. Here, enterprises experience how they can establish high-availability, high-IP rating data centers – within or outside the production site – if additional IT resources are locally required for smart factory applications.

The “Smart Healthcare” exhibit highlights some of the challenges that digitization presents to this very special sector. Visitors can discover, for example, how sensitive patient data can be protected by means of high-availability IT infrastructure.

Intelligent technologies such as driverless vehicles and traffic guidance systems depend on the secure, reliable, and above all, rapid, processing of mass data. This means that high data availability is essential – with low latency achieved by locating IT resources as close as possible to the data source. The “Smart Mobility” exhibit presents corresponding solutions.

Innovative cooling solutions for maximum uptime

Data centers require high-performance cooling to keep IT systems operating reliably, with minimum outages. Rittal will show a broad range of new IT cooling solutions at CEBIT – designed for everything from single racks to entire data centers. They include coolant-based systems with a cooling output of 20 kW, hybrid solutions (with indirect free cooling) with a 35-kw cooling output and a new generation of water-cooled IT cooling solutions.

Intelligent insights into intelligent solutions

Complementing the exhibits, Rittal will host short presentations by specialists – on Smart Mobility, Smart Retail and Smart Finance – each day at its stand. In addition, Rittal will participate in CEBIT’s d!talk conference, giving presentations on trending topics: “Open Compute Infrastructure – Open Hardware. Open Software. Open Future.” and “The Greenest Data Center in Europe: Lefdal Mine Datacenter, Norway ”. They will take place on the Expert Stage in hall 12. A highlight of this year’s event will be the keynote address by Andreas Keiger at the opening session of the CEBIT Cloud & Data Center Summit on 13 June. He will deliver “Discover the Edge – Smart Solutions. Real Business.” at 10.45 a.m. on the Center Stage in hall 12.

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[1] IDC survey (in German only): Internet of Things in Deutschland 2018:

[2] The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective – Enabling a new digital era; 2016:

Über die Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. System solutions from Rittal can be found in more than 90 percent of all global branches of industry, including mechanical and plant engineering, food and beverages, IT and telecommunications.

The wide range of products from the global market leader includes configurable enclosures, whose data is available throughout the entire production process. Intelligent Rittal cooling solutions with up to 75 percent lower energy and CO2 consumption can communicate with the production environment and enable predictive maintenance and service concepts. Innovative IT solutions ranging from IT racks and modular data centres through to edge and hyperscale computing solutions all form part of the portfolio.

Leading software providers Eplan and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offer automation systems for switchgear engineering. Rittal delivers within 24 hours in Germany – precisely as needed, flexibly and efficiently.

Founded in Herborn in 1961, Rittal is the largest member company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2.5 billion in 2017. In 2018, the family-run business was named one of Germany’s leading employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the tenth year running. Within the scope of a Germany-wide survey, Focus Money magazine identified the Friedhelm Loh Group as one of the nation’s best providers of vocational training for the third time in 2018.

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Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
Auf dem Stützelberg
35745 Herborn
Telefon: +49 (2772) 505-0
Telefax: +49 (2772) 505-2319

Christian Abels
Telefon: +49 (2772) 505-1328
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