- Two accolades for Rittal at leading IT publications’ readers’ choice awards
- 1st place in the Data Centre Monitoring and Management category for high availability
- 2nd place in Data Centre – Ready to Work category, for solutions that can be deployed rapidly
Data centres with complex components, such as power distribution and cooling systems, can fail at any moment. For this reason, end-to-end IT equipment monitoring is vital. Data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) platforms such as RiZone from Rittal are able to observe the status of all data-centre systems, and prevent costly downtime. Funkschau magazine, specialising in information and communications technology (ICT) holds an annual readers’ choice award. Rittal’s solution took top honours, winning first place in the Data Centre Monitoring and Management category. The company also garnered a further prestigious prize, from Vogel IT-Medien, a publisher of specialist online portals. It came second in the Data Centre – Ready to Work category of the 2018 readers’ choice awards.
Winning monitoring solution for high availability
In the 2018 awards for ICT products of the year chosen by readers of Funkschau, RiZone from Rittal secured top place in the Data Centre Monitoring and Management category. The enterprise had already gathered accolades in this category in the two previous years on the strength of its CMC III monitoring system.
RiZone can be employed for all aspects of data-centre infrastructure, from the power supply, to cooling, to the security system. The DCIM platform can be quickly and easily configured, making it a suitable way of safeguarding the availability of facilities of all sizes.
Sven Laurösch, a member of the Rittal IT product management team, took receipt of the award in the picturesque surroundings of the Seehaus restaurant and event centre in Munich’s English Garden. As he himself stated: “Being consistently amongst the winners at the Funkschau readers’ choice awards despite strong competition is a sure sign of the great confidence readers and customers have in us.” It is the tenth time the ceremony has taken place in Bavaria’s capital – this year, following votes cast by more than 7,000 readers over a period of nine weeks, judging almost 350 products across 24 categories.
Gold for turnkey data centre solution
The readers of the seven “insider” online portals operated by Vogel IT-Medien placed Rittal in second place (gold) in the Date Centre – Ready to Work category. Upon receiving the accolade in Augsburg, Radek Stolar, Director of Business Development & Strategy, IT Global, said: “We are very pleased to receive this award. It is proof positive that our solutions fulfil customer requirements.” Rittal has already been recognized in these readers’ choice awards in the previous three years.
The platinum, gold and silver prizes in each category were presented by Vogel IT-Medien in October for the fourth occasion. The readers of the seven IT-focused portals submitted almost 36,000 votes for a total of 42 categories between April and August.
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. Systems made by Rittal can be found in more than 90 percent of all global branches of industry, including mechanical and plant engineering, food and beverage production and in 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 construction. Rittal delivers within 24 hours in Germany – precisely as needed, flexibly and efficiently.
Rittal was established in 1961, and is the largest member company of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The group is a highly successful global player, with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. It has approximately 11,500 employees and posted revenues of 2.5 billion euros in fiscal 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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