Rack PDUs customised as required

SCHÄFER IT-Systems and Schleifenbauer agree on close cooperation

Neunkirchen, 13th March 2024. The technology for a secure and reliable power supply at all times is one of the most important components of a data centre. Power distribution units (PDU) provide the basis for smooth server operation. In order to meet different user requirements, SCHÄFER IT-Systems has entered into a new cooperation agreement in the field of PDUs with Dutch manufacturer Schleifenbauer.

Safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness go hand in hand when selecting the right PDU technology for connecting IT racks. With a wide range of different versions, from basic to fully managed PDUs, SCHÄFER IT-Systems covers the most diverse fields of application, from edge data centres to larger data centres, and therefore always enables power distribution in line with requirements. The company has extensive, long-standing expertise in IT infrastructure and offers complete solutions under the iQdata brand.

"We are delighted to have found a supplier in Schleifenbauer that is a perfect fit for our IT-Power product range and the demand for customised solutions," explains Thomas Wermke, Division Manager at SCHÄFER IT-Systems. The well-known high product quality, the fast pace of innovation at Schleifenbauer and the mutual understanding of agile cooperation were the crucial factors when it came to concluding the cooperation agreement. Wermke further highlights: "The new partnership will enable us to expand our iQdata brand with market-driven products and tailored customer solutions."

Jos Janssen, Division Manager at Schleifenbauer, shares his enthusiasm about the recently established partnership. He emphasises: "Our joint efforts with SCHÄFER IT-Systems pave the way for advanced and efficient solutions for data centres. As a manufacturer of configurable power distribution solutions, we have a proven track record of minimising energy consumption and optimising energy efficiency. We are determined to further improve the intelligent iQdata solutions. This partnership not only offers a synergistic approach, but also emphasises our shared commitment to flexibility and a focus on customers. We look forward to working together to develop a complete, innovative solution for data centres that will set the standard in the industry."

In addition to the high degree of customisability, the partnership offers data centre installers and operators many other advantages. Regional production in Germany and the Netherlands ensures rapid availability of the new iFlex rack PDUs. Short distances contribute to sustainability, efficiency and high flexibility in the project business

While Basic PDUs are used when high availability without management or monitoring is required, Smart PDUs offer additional network functions and intelligent control options. They enable energy consumption to be monitored in real time and therefore fulfil the legal requirements of the German Energy Efficiency Act, among other things. Thanks to the flexible design, iFlex rack PDUs can be tailored to meet customer requirements from a batch size of 1. An extensive range of accessories rounds off the overall concept.

To mark the start of the cooperation between SCHÄFER IT-Systems and Schleifenbauer, a new brochure has been published that presents the entire product range. This and further information can be accessed via the following link: iFlex-Rack-PDU

Guido Klinkhammer (Managing Director) und Thomas Wermke (Division Manager) from SCHÄFER IT-Systems seal the deal on the new cooperation agreement in the field of PDUs for intelligent data centres with Jos Janssen (Head of Sales & Marketing) und Jan de Haan (CEO) from Schleifenbauer Products BV (L to R).

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