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Aisle Cocooning

aisle coonProvides segregation of cold aisle air flow from hot aisle exhaust air in Datacentres. By preventing the contamination of cold air by hot air: the full effect of this cooling resource is available to servers and other powere hungry equipment contained in 'IT' enclosures, ensuring effective cooling. Servers mounted at the upper levels of a cabinet are particularly prone to overheating due to the combined effects of:

  • Upwards heat convection and radiation, from equipment below
  • Heat gradient up the vertical height of the computer room
  • But in particular undesirable air recirculation, in which hot exhaust air is pulled to the front of the enclosure, re-entering the server with damaging effect.

Aisle Cocooning, usually of the cold aisle, dramatically lowers the cold air temperature available to the servers by preventing contamination of the cold air by hot/exhaust air. This protects equipment against damage, prolongs equipment life, reduces the load on the computer room air conditioning and saves energy, reducing carbon footprint.

Features

Features and Benefits

Aisle Cocooning

  • Segregated cold aisle air flow from hot aisle air flow
  • Maximises cooling effect of cold aisle
  • Reduces workload of computer room air conditioning
  • Reduces energy cost
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Passive cocooning versions
  • Active cocooning versions with automated roof panel opening for instances of fire/smoke
  • Totally integrated with cabinet infrastructure
  • Not connected to the building
  • Can be quickly installed
  • Easily relocated
  • CannonGuard remote management upgrades
  • Can be retrofitted to existing bays of enclosures with the use of customising kits
  • Within aisle lighting upgrades

Cold Aisle Containment

  • A fully integrated infrastructure, end-to-end compliant
  • Overhead, modular panels of Quick-Fit design to coccoon the aisle 
  • Ideal panel widths match the widths of supporting cabinets providing matched modules (these can be of mixed width if required) i.e 600mm, 700mm or 800mm wide cabinets and panels
  • The cocooning panels can be mounted to non-matching cabinet widths, if required, by installing an adjustable edge beam (customising kits)
  • Active system upgrades to provide automatic panel opening, to allow gas suppressant or water from sprinklers to pass-through in case of fire/smoke (avoids the need to modify and extend room sprinklers)
  • Panel opions: transparent or opaque polycarbonate
  • Panel mounting height options to suit room contraints and headroom needs
  • Optional cocooning panel spans, to suit aisle widths
  • Within-aisle lighting upgrades to supplement or replace room lighting
  • Sliding Aisle end doors of various widths, single or pairs
  • A sliding door may be specified to "auto-close" when not manually held open, to instantly preserve cocooning
  • Cannon Aisle Cocooning is compatible with all Cannon enclosures
  • Cannon Aisle Cocooning is compatible with Cannon overhead cable raceway
  • Special adaptor kits can be provided where non-Cannon enclosures are required to be included in Cannon enclosure bays with Aisle Cocooning
  • CannonGuard upgrades to enable temperature mapping of aisles (hot and cold), remotely monitored and alarmed
  • Aisle Cocooning retrofit service for any installed cabinet range

Accessories

Accessories

CCTV

  • High performance CCTV system managed via the Cannonuard rack management Data Centre Manager
  • Integrated with the CannonGuard electronic locking systems provides a high security solution with access event audits
  • Overt and covert cameras combine to cover a large visual range within your facility
  • Cost-effective security for use in co-hosted or enterprise data centres as well as larger corporates
  • In/on rack covert camera system that recrods every access as well as live audio/video on demand
  • Full, easy to access audit trail linking events with video and instant playback
  • Alerts by: SNMP, Email, Cannon Data Centre Manager
  • Over cameras: HD IP cameras can be used to monitor large areas and entries
  • Tiny, covert analogue cameras can be fitted inside cabinets and aisles to provide viewpoints tailored to your needs 
  • An integrated Digital Video Recording system runs 24/7
  • Still pictures and video clips are triggered from access events within the aisle or cabinet. Stills may be sent via Email/SMS
  • Live video can be viewed at any time over your network or the Internet, as desired
  • Available with 4, 8 or 16 cameras per DVR, with 1 to 4tb HDD - offering you weeks of recording and stills. 2-way audio option and easy remote control with a simple interface
  • Quick deployment on site, plug and play

Remote Management

  • Rack Monitor/Master Controller Module (Network Interface Card), is mounted within a Cabinet or Aisle Cocoon to monitor the environmental conditions within that Cocoon or Cabinet - and/or adjacent cabinets. A maximum or 24 off cabinets to each Master Unit
  • This module has been designed to be used as the gateway to a suite of Cannon modules and provides full remote access to in excess of 100 off-cabinet door locks. PDU's, temperature sensors etc. using just a single IP address.
  • The module is designed to be connected to a standard 10/100 base TX Full Ethernet Security Switch by way of a standard Cat5 patch lead
  • Each module is assigned a user configurable static IP address which enables the user to acccess the installation from anywhere in the world via the standard TCP/IP protocol. Using the provided Cannon T4 Data Centre Manager software allows, along with other actions, the monitoring of any SNMP traps, remotely unlock doors for engineers to enter, rmeote operator can see any out of tolerance conditions
  • All alarms, actions and events are recorded in a 1000 event history file for audit purposes
  • All of the module types configured within the Cocoon/Cabinet are designed to interface with the Rack Monitor/Master Controller, which will monitor all of the configured alarm outputs forwarding them to a remote monitoring station via SNMP
  • 10/100 to CannonGuard RS485 "Modbus"
  • Allows up to 240 sub-modules to communicate over the CG network using just one IP address
  • Magnetic or screw mounting

Cannon T4 Data Centre Manager

  • Remote data cabinet monitoring and management system
  • Simple scalable solution, one-to-thousands of cabinets and devices
  • Easy to use interface, any browser can be used to logon to the system - including smartphones
  • Multi-user roles and permissions, individual users can be given permissions to view and control specific module types and the roles they can perform, for instance - Building Management can view the cooling performance of a water cooled cold aisle - but not see any power or access devices
  • Local and rmeote audit trail, every action on the browser screen and at the racks is monitored and audited. Every access event can be recorded with CCTV, audit trails can be automatically archived to remote or local servers
  • Automatic site monitoring and drill-down, alarms from sites can be seen as groups of sites and the status viewed as a whole, complete buildings power usage can be shown at the top level of a group. Maximum and minimum temperatures and power are always shown
  • Simple point and click interface, any cabinet with a fault shows up red - hover over it for status information and click on it to investigate further
  • Easy set up of keypads and biometric access devices, send new codes to all access devices in groups with one menu. Send biometric templates to thousands of readers across the world
  • A & B Total Power, Maximum Temperature and Humidity, Row Status, CCTV and access can all be viewed on one screen. CCTV can be sent to a 2nd monitor if desired
  • Cannon Data Centre Manager is a Java web server application - so you can install it on a web server yourself, or Cannon can provide a 1U server configured to your needs. One web server can monitor many thousands of cabinets. 

Aisle Cage

  • Totally secure any individual aisle (hot or cold), against unauthorised entry, with high security mesh doors at aisle ends and overhead mesh panels to allow through flow of air
  • Avoid wasteful space consuming negatives of old fashioned security cages
  • Preserve maximum floor space for valuable data processing capacity
  • Maximise density an reutrn on capital employed
  • Add "Cannon Guard" for positive, controlled security and access control
  • Combine electronic key pad entry with biometrics, interactive video surveillance and remote control
  • Maintain a full audit trail of all access activity
  • Maintain high efficiency cooling and avoid the cooling inefficiencies interposed by outmoded cages
  • Combine cold aisle cocooning with "Aisle Cage" mesh cocooning for the hot aisle, to achieve high efficiency cooling and all round security. 
  • Aisle Cage can add 30% - 50% more capacity to your data hall when compared to outdated security cages
  • Security can actually be enhanced with Cannon Aisle Cage and CannonGuard Access Control

Aisle Cocoon Lighting

LED Strip Light (White) Kit - Comprising of 10 of the following:

  • Average Bulb Life: 50000h
  • CCT: 5000K
  • Current Rating: 500mA
  • LED Colour: White
  • Power Rating: 6VA
  • Supply Voltage: 12V
  • External Depth: 16mm
  • External Length/Height: 520mm
  • External Width:16mm
  • Illumination Colour: Pure White
  • Length: 520mm
  • Depth:16mm
  • Light Source: 56 x LED

2M LED Flexible Strip Light (Blue) - Comprising of the following: 

  • Flexible LED strips
  • 2m in length
  • Available with white or blue LEDs
  • Self-adhesive backing
  • Easy to install
  • 12V
  • 72D high powered LEDs per strip
  • Average Bulb Life: 50000h

Specification

Specifications

Aisle Cocooning

  • Fully compatible with Cannon Smart Cab range
  • Modular overhead cocooning panels, with 
  • Quick-Fit mounting pins
  • High transparency polycarbonate glazing in panels
  • Standard aisle widths include 1200mm and 1800mm; 
  • alternative aisle widths available
  • Cocooning panels to match cabinet widths 
  • (600mm, 700mm and 800mm)
  • Alternative cocooning panel widths available
  • Self closing sliding aisle end doors
  • Half glazed end doors for increased damage resistance
  • Remote temperature monitoring of various aisle points using CannonGuard (optional upgrade)
  • Active cocooning panels opened by electronic actuators for gas/fog/sprinkler water ingress in the event of fire/smoke
  • Will fit any cabinet size
  • Can be extended to form a complete Cannon T4 Data 
  • Centre POD for disaster recovery development or temporary use

Passive Aisle Cocooning

  • Fixed verion roof panel
  • Fully compatible with Cannon Smart Cab range
  • Modular overhead cocooning panels, with Quick-Fit mounting pins
  • High transparency polycarbonate glazing in panels
  • Opaque polycarbonate glazing in panels optional
  • Ideal panel widths match the widths of supporting cabinets, providing matched modules (these can be of mixed width if required) i.e 600mm, 700mm or 800mm wide cabinets and panels are standard
  • The cocooning panels can be mounted to non-matching cabinet widths, if required, by installing an adjustable edge beam (customising kits)
  • Panel options - transparent or opaque polycarbonate
  • Panel mounting height options to suit room contraints 
  • Standard aisle width 1200mm
  • Finish: Powder painted Velvet Black to RAL 9005 or Chameleon (Grey White) to RAL 9002. Other colours available on request. 

Active Aisle Cocooning

  • Automatic opening version roof panel, to allow gas suppressant or water from sprinklers to pass through in case of fire (avoids the need to modify and extend room sprinklers)
  • Fully compatible with Cannon Smart Cab range
  • Modular overhaed cocooning panels, with Quick-Fit mounting pins
  • High transparency polycarbonate glazing in panels
  • Opaque polycarbonate glazing panels optional
  • Ideal panel widths match the widths of supporting cabinets providing matched modules (these can be of mixed width if required) i.e 600mm, 700mm or 800mm wide cabinets and panels
  • The cocooning panels can be mounted to non-matching cabinet widths, if required, by installing an adjustable edge beam (customising kits)
  • Panel options: transparent or opaque polycarbonate
  • Panel mounting height options to suit room constraints and headroom needs
  • Finish: Powder painted Velvet Black to RAL 9005 or Chameleon (Grey White) to RAL 9002. Other colours available on request. 
  • Roof panels are able to rotate about their centre point when a fire alarm is raised, to allow external (to the Cold Aisle) Fire Suppressant Systems to extinguish a fire in the aisle or cabinets. 
  • Activation devices may be smoke and fire detectors or call points
  • Actuators are magnetic holding solenoids as per standard fire doors
  • System will normally be power on to hold panels shut and automatically open on fire/smoke or power loss (same as a retained fire door in a corridor). 
  • Voltages - normally 24VDC SLEV

Order Codes

Order Codes

Passive Roof Panels 

Description

Order Codes

42U - 600mm Wide PAS426012
42U - 700mm Wide PAS427012
42U - 800mm Wide PAS428012

 

Description

Order Codes

45U - 600mm Wide PAS456012
45U - 700mm Wide PAS457012
45U - 800mm Wide PAS458012

 

Description

Order Codes

47U - 600mm Wide PAS476012
47U - 700mm Wide PAS477012
47U - 800mm Wide PAS478012

 

Active Roof Panels 

Description

Order Codes

42U - 600mm Wide ACT426012
42U - 700mm Wide ACT427012
42U - 800mm Wide ACT428012

 

Description

Order Codes

45U - 600mm Wide ACT456012
45U - 700mm Wide ACT457012
45U - 800mm Wide ACT458012

 

Description

Order Codes

47U - 600mm Wide ACT476012
47U - 700mm Wide ACT477012
47U - 800mm Wide ACT478012

 

Aisle Cocoon Lighting

Description

Order Code

 LED Strip Light (White) Kit 405E-LIGHTKIT-CA-10

 

Description

Order Code

 LED Strip Light (White) Kit 405E-LIGHTKIT-CA-10

 

CCTV 

Description

Order Code

4 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Highline Display Version 405E-CAMERA-4-HD
8 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Highline Display Version 405E-CAMERA-8-HD
16 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Highline Display Version 405E-CAMERA-16-HD

 

Description

Order Code

4 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Stand Alone Version 405E-CAMERA-4-SA
8 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Stand Alone Version 405E-CAMERA-8-SA
16 x Camera Covert System, 1TB, Stand Alone Version 405E-CAMERA-16-SA
2-Way Audio Option Plugs Into DVR 405E-CAMERA-AV

Case Studies

Case Studies

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Redstation Case Study PDF Icon

Media City UK Case Study PDF Icon

Kingston University Case Study PDF Icon

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