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June 21, 2019

CEW CS Rittal award 400The Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium was held on June 19-20 at McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton. Following last year's acclaimed 'first annual' Great Canadian Data Centre Symposium, GCDCS 2019 has been designed to connect the Canadian (North American, and global) data centre community around the development of best practices that are critical to IT service delivery.

The Symposium kicked off with an 'all star' plenary panel, including senior executives from technical and business management, academia and the public sector, Canadian and US/international thought leaders. The main part of the day consisted of five 'main stage' panel discussions - each kicked off by a brief research-based presentation delivered by industry representatives - that address critical data centre issues. At the same time, breakout sessions allowed extensive opportunities to peer-to-peer discussions.

Rittal displayed their industry-leading Data Centre Solutions at the event along with other leading IT solutions suppliers. You may already familiar with Rittal, a leading manufacturer of IT infrastructure solutions, that offers 19" racks and enclosures, high density cooling, remote access and control, and power distribution solutions.

At the GCDCS event, one of the highlights is always the tour of the Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC) facility, which displays Rittal's high density, closed-loop cooling and enclosure systems. This joint project came about as a way for CIRC to capture and maximise efficiencies on the cooling side as well as reduce power consumption. By using Rittal's market-leading IT infrastructure technology, the CIRC team was able to fully leverage resources and create value to the industry.

Globally, Rittal’s data centre solutions have been deployed in diverse areas from the Lefdal Mine in Norway to the Smart City in Korea. Read more about Rittal’s global IT wins here.

The CDCXA AwardsCEW Rittal data centre 400

This year’s highlight was the newly introduced Canadian Data Centre Excellence Awards (CDCXA) and dinner. Rittal was pleased to be the Welcome Sponsor of the inaugural CDCXA Awards, that grew out of a desire to shine a spotlight on the data centre management teams and supplier organizations whose contributions are an essential element of Canada’s knowledge economy and global competitiveness. These Awards are a culmination of several months of intensive research, surveys, interviews and evaluations of vendors and end-user’s data centre projects and innovations, and they recognize the highest levels of excellence in the IT industry.

Rittal was delighted to be declared a CDCXA Excellence Award Winner for Data Centre Facility Infrastructure – an award that spanned 3 categories: Edge Deployment, Racks and Cooling Systems, after being nominated and voted for by the data centre community!

Said Tim Rourke, President, Rittal Systems Ltd., who accepted the Award on behalf of Rittal, “Rittal is pleased to be a part of this integral Data Centre Community in Canada, and contribute to Industry 4.0 with our ‘Discover the Edge’ data centre solutions. We are delighted that our world-leading range of IT racks, cooling, security & monitoring systems and software can benefit the industrial as well as IT sectors!”

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Click HERE to visit the Rittal Data Solutions Page.

Kim QuelchBy Kim Quelch

What a great conference that Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has put on once again this year in beautiful Quebec City. We as YPNs (Young Professionals Network) had the opportunity to take part in the proceedings with a panel discussion centred on the future of the electrical industry. Three members from EFC’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) participated in this panel discussion a few weeks ago (Dave Branscombe, Independent Electric; Lori Bagazzoli, Viscor; and Jonathan Perlis, Standard-Stanpro and Chair of Quebec Region’s YPN committee).

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AztecAztec Electrical Supply is one of the most dynamic, fastest growing electrical and automation distributors in Canada. The supplier has four Ontario locations, in Concord, Cambridge, Burlington and Mississauga.

They specialize in supplying quality automation and electrical products to electrical contractors, manufacturing plants, OEMs and custom machine builders. Their comprehensive inventory includes electrical and pneumatic products for breakdowns and emergencies, as well as everyday contractor and MRO requirements. They also work closely with their partners to source specialty products that may be required for major projects.

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House of ElectricalHouse of Electrical Supplies is a distribution company that specializes in ‘service’. They go beyond what a standard supplier provides, not just with knowledgeable employees, but with a compliment of support services.

From small construction to sophisticated industrial projects, House of Electrical stocks electrical supplies for a wide range of applications. For over 30 years, they have been servicing clients in the industrial, OEM, entertainment and construction markets across the greater metropolitan Toronto area. Their product solutions range from electrical, automation, safety, lighting and portable power distribution.

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