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Appro uses CAE tools to improve datacentres

High-performance enterprise computing systems provider Appro is joining with leading computer aided engineering (CAE) firm Fluent to help IT managers address datacentre cooling issues.

Enterprises in financial services, electronics design, industrial engineering and oil and gas industries, says Appro, demand increased server and network performance and scalability while at the same time striving to reduce IT costs and minimise risk. Appro claims that its solutions focus on server density, memory capacity, higher bandwidth server datacentres and virtualised environments to provide more computing flexibility, reliability and ROI.

The collaboration with Fluent, a division of CAE giant ANSYS, aims to add analysis and optimisation of datacentre cooling to provide robust thermal performance and deployment planning. Explains Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro: "Providing adequate cooling for datacentre equipment is increasingly critical for reducing downtime, extending equipment life and optimising energy use.

“The combination of Appro's server solutions with Fluent's thermal analysis capability provides our enterprise business customers with reliable and cost-effective high-performance IT infrastructure."

"Managers of mission-critical facilities constantly face the task of maintaining an adequate cooling environment with available resources," adds Ferit Boysan, vice president and general manager, Fluids business unit at ANSYS.

"By bringing together Appro's enterprise blade clusters and high-density server offerings with our datacentre cooling services, customers can predict thermal performance and avoid expensive trial-and-error efforts to solve cooling problems.”


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