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8 SIEMON VersaPOD

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8 IT IS ALL ABOUT

USING YOUR SPACE WISELY


Theres a ton to consider in the data center infrastructure, but physical space is always near the top. How will you fit everything you need today? What happens when you have more to add tomorrow? As equipment density grows, so grows the volume of data and power cables in your cabinets. You need a way to fit it all and do it in a way you can efficiently manage.

Just about all cabinets have 45U of horizontal mounting space and should, in theory, all support the same amount of equipment. But, traditional cabinets cannot fully utilize this space and cable management is the major limiting factor. You cant fully populate a cabinet with equipment if you cant realistically fit and manage the necessary cabling. Short of expanding your data center and adding more partially utilized cabinets, what is the solution?

8 MAKING SPACE. . .

BY CONVERTING WASTED VERTICAL SPACE

Siemon's VersaPOD cabinet system enables a completely new and efficient approach to your physical data center infrastructure. By leveraging the vertical space between bayed cabinets and at the end of row for Zero-U patching, cable management and power distribution, VersaPOD frees critical horizontal equipment mounting space for equipment and provides a dedicated, high capacity and easily managed cabling zone.

8 Zero-U Cable
Management

DEDICATED CABLING HIGHWAYS Creating nearly 178mm (7) of width between bayed cabinets and 191mm (7.5) between equipment mounting rails and doors at the front and rear, the VersaPOD recessed corner post design creates accessible, high-capacity vertical and horizontal cabling highways eliminating cable routing constraints associated with standard cabinet designs.

CABLE ACCESS POINTS Multiple openings in the lid allow efficient cable routing access. An open floor design enables a high-capacity pathway for under-floor conveyance configurations.

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGEMENT TRAYS Installed between bayed cabinets, these vertical managers help secure and route high cable-counts, converting internal vertical space into a large-volume cable management zone.

CABLE MANAGEMENT FINGERS Vertical 4- or 6-inch cable management fingers can be mounted alongside each Zero-U vertical space to facilitate routing of cords between equipment and patching fields as well as cabinet to cabinet connections. Optional hinged covers snap onto the cable management fingers to conceal and protect cable pathway for improved aesthetics.

Zero-U Cable Management Benefits


Getting cable out of the cabinets heavily congested equipment mounting space and into high-capacity vertical cabling zones drives benefits across your data center infrastructure, both for today and into the future. DENSITY - VersaPODs extra vertical space gives you the room to deploy ultra high-density data center infrastructures without sacrificing malleability of both cabling and equipment and maintaining the overall neatness and aesthetics of the facility. SCALABILITY - The high capacity of VersaPODs Zero-U cable management zones not only leave significant space to add cabling channels as your needs grow, it frees space needed to mount future networking equipment without the need to add more cabinets and consume valuable data center floor space. FLEXIBILITY - VersaPODs wide variety of cable routing options enable it to support nearly any data center configuration, giving you the flexibility to design an infrastructure to fit your needs instead of working around the space limitations of traditional cabinets. ACCESSIBILITY - With your cabling channels in their own dedicated space between the cabinets, you can perform ongoing moves adds and changes and gain unobstructed access to your equipment - less time in the cabinets and more on your strategic goals.

ZERO-U VERTICAL CABLE MANAGEMENT CHANNELS Feature an array of integrated cable management options to offer a high capacity, easily accessible and concealable pathway for cable routing and slack management, without consuming or obstructing access to critical equipment space. Eliminates the need for obstructive, difficult to maintain cable management add-ons such as equipment-mounted swing-arms.

END-OF-ROW CABLE MANAGERS Mount vertically between the cabinets corner posts and side panels to provide additional Zero-U cable management zones at each end-of-row or stand-alone cabinets.

8 Zero-U Patching
DUAL-HINGED SPLIT DOORS Rear split doors can be hinged open in both directions or removed, providing direct and unimpeded access to either the vertical patching zones or equipment areas.

ZERO-U VERTICAL PATCH PANELS Vertical copper and fiber patch panels provide up to 24U of Zero-U vertical patching space between every two cabinets (12 front, 12 rear) - up to 1152 copper and 1728 fiber ports. These panels conveniently slide forward providing access to the connections at the rear of the panel.

RECESSED CORNER POSTS 191mm (7.5) of space between equipment ports and cabinet doors enables cables to be routed directly from Zero-U patch panels, cable managers or PDUs to equipment mounting areas. Also facilitates horizontal cabinet-to-cabinet cablerouting and patching.

Zero-U Patching Benefits


SHORTER CORDS AND JUMPERS - Zero-U patch panels put patching ports right beside equipment ports - reducing the need for more expensive, longer cords. Shorter cords and a more direct path improves air flow, aesthetics and simplifies channel tracing. MORE DESIGN OPTIONS - With your patching fields maintained in VersaPODs Zero-U vertical space, you can decrease or even eliminate the use of patch panels in traditional 19 horizontal mounting space freeing this space for additional networking and storage equipment options. SCALABILITY - Supporting up to 1152 copper and 1728 fiber patching ports between every 2 cabinets and at both ends of each row, VersaPOD provides ample patching capacity for future expansion - without labor-intensive re-design or additional cabinets.
HIGH-CAPACITY HORIZONTAL CABLE MANAGERS 2U and 4U horizontal managers are available with 4 and 6 depths to effectively create horizontal cable management highways across a row of cabinets for cabinet-to-cabinet cable routing and patching while hinged covers conceal and protect the cable pathway.

END-OF-ROW VERTICAL PATCH PANELS Mount up to 8U of (4 front, 4 rear) patch panels in the Zero-U vertical space at both ends of each row.

8 EFFICIENCY & THERMAL MANAGEMENT

With energy costs continuing to rise, Siemons VersaPOD system has been designed to control air flow to maximize thermal management and efficiency without sacrificing equipment and cabling density.

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT (Chimney) Passively directs the hot exhaust heat from active equipment vertically into the return air space to increase HVAC efficiency. Can be field extended to a range of ceiling heights.

PROPER CABLE MANAGEMENT By moving cables out of the horizontal equipment mounting areas and away from equipment cooling fans, VersaPOD improves overall airflow and cooling efficiency.

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGEMENT TRAYS Up to 8 trays can be installed between each set of bayed cabinets to isolate air flow from cabinet to cabinet while facilitating routing and slack management of cabling.

OPEN FLOOR ACCESS Each VersaPOD unit has a completely open base, enabling maximum air flow and routing of cabling into or out of raised floor pathway systems.

HIGH-FLOW DOORS Front and rear doors enable over 71% airflow to ensure proper hot aisle/cold aisle circulation. Split rear doors require smaller opening clearance, maximizing user access in shallow hot aisles.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Each VersaPOD unit includes provisions for roof mounted cooling fans and additional accessories such as brush guards, blanking panels and grommets to promote proper air flow and temperature control.

COOLING DOORS VersaPOD transition frames available for mounting of liquid-cooled rear door heat exchangers from the Vette Corporation (Coolcentric) and U-Systems (Coldlogik).

8 VersaPOD THERMAL CAPACITIES


Analysis Overview: This analysis is based on a third-party thermal capacity study of the VersaPOD cabinet using CFD modeling and uses the following parameters:
- A single VersaPOD was fully populated with 1U/500W servers - A perforated floor tile placed in front of the cabinet provides an air output of 55F, 600CFM - Servers were evenly removed until equipment intake temperatures met manufacturer requirements
Temperature
140F /60C

122F /50C

104F /40C

86F /30C

68F /20C

50F /10C

ANALYSIS #1: STANDARD VersaPOD CABINET - 1000mm (40) VersaPOD cabinet - Perforated front and rear doors - No fans or vertical blanking panels installed - Blanking panels are used in horizontal locations where equipment is not present (14) servers installed within limits of intake temperatures (14) x 500W = 7kW capacity

ANALYSIS #2: VersaPOD WITH VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT & FANS - 1200mm (48) VersaPOD cabinet - Perforated front doors - Solid rear doors - Vertical exhaust duct - 3 fan trays installed in top of cabinet (9 fans total) - Blanking panels are used in horizontal locations where equipment is not present (26) servers installed within limits of intake temperatures (26) x 500W = 13kW capacity

8 MORE USABLE SPACE = MORE DESIGN OPTIONS


While the VersaPODs innovative design offers unique features to improve the efficiency and manageability of all common data center environments and configurations, its greatest benefit may be its versatility. By making use of space wasted by traditional cabinets, VersaPOD opens the cabinet to design options not possible before. Whether you take advantage of its extra capacity to save floor space, plan for future scalability or leverage its Zero-U cable management and patching capabilities to get your physical layer under control- with VersaPOD you have the ability to design the infrastructure you really need.

Sample VersaPOD Design Options


NETWORK CABINETS
For high density switching applications, VersaPODs optional Zero-U cable managers, in conjunction with 2U and 4U cable managers, can readily support high volume patch cord routing between switches and patch panels. All while providing a professional appearance. Note that optional management fingers and associated hinging covers can be used to optimize the

SERVER/STORAGE
VersaPODs optional Zero-U patch panels can be mounted on the rear of the cabinets to provide connection points in close proximity to servers. This allows for the use of shorter patch cords which can be better managed.

finished appearance. Alternate ZeroU channels can be used to mount PDUs for power connections.

Patch Cords Power Cables

8 FEWER CABINETS = LESS DATA CENTER REAL ESTATE = $ SAVINGS


Two bayed VersaPODs provide an additional 40U of space vs. standard cabinets - nearly the equivalent of three standard cabinets in the space of two. The table below compares two VersaPODs to three standard cabinets, showing how VersaPOD can save 12 (304mm) of valuable data center floor space with every two cabinets. Scaled across all the cabinets in your facility, a significant space savings is possible. # of Cabinets VersaPOD Standard 600mm 2 3 Cabinet Width 30 (762 mm) 24 (609.6 mm) Space consumed 60 (1524 mm) 72 (1828 mm) 12 (304 mm) Floor Space savings Mounting Space 130U 135U

8 VersaPOD SPACE SAVINGS EXAMPLE


The diagrams below indicate a real-world example of how VersaPOD cut a customers cabinet needs in half.
STANDARD CABINETS
4 Standard 600mm cabinets 1 Fiber switch installed in each cabinet Fiber enclosures and cable management required to support switches consumes the full equipment mounting space

VERSAPOD
2 VersaPOD cabinets 2 Fiber switches installed in each cabinet All fiber connectivity and management requirements contained in the Zero-U space between bayed cabinets

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8 MORE FEATURES & BENEFITS


Two Sizes
VersaPOD is available in both 1000mm (40) and 1200mm (48) depths to accommodate all popular equipment types and configurations.

Adjustable Mounting Rails


CEA 310E Standard mounting rails are adjustable to fit a wide array of network and storage equipment up to 1000mm (40) in depth. Multiple keyhole mounting options and cage nuts further extend the ability to customize the VersaPOD to user requirements.

Support for Pre-Engineered Cabling


VersaPODs cable management features are designed to leverage the installation and maintenance benefits of Siemons pre-terminated copper and fiber trunk cable assemblies and plug and play fiber solutions - enabling a consistent, modular and rapidly-deployed approach to both new installations and future data center expansion.

Removable Side Panels Integrated Grounding


VersaPOD is available with custom grounding bars for fast and efficient management of equipment and cabling grounding requirements. Provides open access to cabinet interior and end-of-row vertical cable management zone. Also simplifies installation and integration of additional cabinet units as the data center expands.

Simplified Power Distribution


Standard, 19 rack-mount PDUs may be mounted in VersaPODs Zero-U vertical spaces for orderly routing and management of equipment power cords.

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ORDERING INFORMATION
CABINET DOORS AND PANELS
VP(X)-(X)(X)(X)(X)11 Part # Description

CABINET BASE UNIT


Dimensions 1 = 1000 mm (40) x 760 mm (30), 45U Black 2 = 1200 mm (48) x 760 mm (30), 45U Black Side Panels
0 = No Side Panels 1 = 1 Side Panel 2 = 2 Side Panels

Lock 1 = Keyed Lock 2 = Tumbler Combination Lock

VP-DRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Full vented door, dual handle with standard keyed lock VP-DRB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Split vented door, dual handle with standard keyed lock (2 doors required to close front or rear of single cabinet) VP-DRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Split solid door, dual handle with standard keyed lock (2 doors required to close front or rear of single cabinet) VP-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Locking Side Panel (standard keyed lock)

Front Door A = Full Vented/Dual Handle B = Split Vented/Dual Handle C = Split Solid/Dual Handle

Rear Door A = Full Vented/Dual Handle B = Split Vented/Dual Handle C = Split Solid/Dual Handle

Includes: 4 leveling feet, 50 cage nuts and 4 stabilizing brackets

ZERO-U SLIDING VERTICAL PATCH PANELS


Part# Description

VERTICAL EXHAUST DUCT (CHIMNEY)

VP-VPP-TMRIC......................Sliding Vertical Copper/Fiber Combo Patch Panel 96 Ports, supports all category 5e and category 6 UTP MAX and Z-MAX, category 6A shielded Z-MAX outlets, TERA outlets an MAX fiber adaptors. (Not for use w/Z-MAX 6A UTP) 6 fiber RIC adaptor mounting spaces for mounting RIC adapter plates or fiber plug and play modules VP-VPP-TM...........................Sliding Vertical Copper Patch Panel 96 Ports, supports all category 5e category 6, category 6A UTP MAX and Z-MAX outlets, category 6A shielded Z-MAX, TERA outlets and MAX fiber adaptors (Port spacing compatible with Z-MAX 6A UTP)
VP-VPP-TMRIC VP-VPP-TM VP-VPP-6U

Part #

Description

VP-DUCT1 . . . . . . .VersaPOD Vertical Exhaust Duct, 523mmx653mmx516-923mm (20.6x25.7x20-36 in.), Black VP-DUCT2 . . . . . . .VersaPOD Vertical Exhaust Duct, 523mmx653mmx912-1320mm (20.6x25.7x36-52 in.), Black NOTE: Chimney compatible with 1200mm (48) VersaPOD VP2 cabinets only. Solid doors recommended for use with chimneys.

VP-VPP-6U............................Sliding Vertical Bracket for any Standard 19 Rack Mount Products Mounts up to (6) 1U panels in Zero-U vertical orientation

NOTE: 2 Vertical Panels or Brackets can be mounted vertically at the front and/or rear of 2 bayed cabinets.

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ORDERING INFORMATION
END-OF-ROW VERTICAL PANELS Part # Description

VP-VWM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Wire Manager Panel, end-of-row VP-VPP-2U . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Bracket for standard 19 rack mount products, end of row, mounts up to (2) 1U panels in Zero-U vertical orientation VP-BLNK1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Blanking Panel, end-of-row

Note: 2 Vertical Panels can be mounted vertically at the front and/or rear on each side of a single cabinet or at each end of multiple bayed cabinets.

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGEMENT


VP-VWM VP-VPP-2U VP-BLNK1

Part #

Description

VP-FGR(X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Cable Management Fingers, length: 965.2mm (38 in.) (can be mounted alongside each VPP and/or VPC to facilitate routing of copper and fiber jumpers between patching fields as well as cabinet to cabinet connections) VP-VPC(X) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Patching Channel, with cable management fingers and cover, 177 mm x 996 mm (7 in. x 39.25 in.) VP-TRAY2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Cable Management Tray (manages/secures cable between cabinets, use 4 trays to isolate airflow between cabinets) VP-FP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Filler Panel used to fill additional space between vertical cable management trays on VP2 cabinets RS-VCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Box of 10 quarter-turn hook and loop cable managers (can be installed in VP-TRAY2, VP-VPC and VP-VWM) VP-SPL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quarter-Turn Fiber Management Spool, bag of five (can be installed in VP-VPC and VP-VWM panels) Use (X) to specify finger length: Blank = 4(101.4mm) fingers, for use with VP1 or VP2 cabinets 6 = 6 (152.4mm) fingers, for use with VP2 cabinets only

VP-FGR

VP-VPC

HORIZONTAL CABLE MANAGEMENT Description Part #


RS3-RWM(X)-1* . . . . . . . . . . .Single Sided 19 cable manager, 1U, dual hinged/removable cover
VP-SPL

RS3-RWM(X)-2* . . . . . . . . . . .Single Sided 19 cable manager, 2U, dual hinged/removable cover RS3-RWM(X)-4 . . . . . . . . . . .Single Sided 19 cable manager, 4U, dual hinged/removable cover Use (X) to specify finger length: Blank = 4(101.4mm) fingers, for use with VP1 or VP2 cabinets 6 = 6 (152.4mm) fingers, for use with VP2 cabinets only
*RS3 managers incompatible in ZERO-U applications, intended for use in horizontal applications only

RS3-RWM-2

VP-TRAY2

RS-VCM

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ORDERING INFORMATION
BLANKING PANELS Part # Description

PNL-BLNK-1

VP-BLNK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vertical Blanking Panel,177mm x 996mm (7 in. x 39.25 in.) (fits in standard VPP opening between 2 bayed cabinets) PNL-BLNK-(X) . . . . . . . . . . . .Horizontal Blank Filler Panel, 19 (1 = 1U, 2 = 2U, 3 = 3U, 4 = 4U)

ACCESSORIES
VP-FAN

Part #

Description

VP-FAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Top-Mount Cooling Fan Panel, 3 fans, 15VAC 20/60 Hz 110 CFM, UL listed
VP-BLNK

VP-T3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127mm x 444mm (5 in x 17.5 in.) Brush Guard (for main top panel cable opening) VP-BRUSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.3m x 279mm (1.625 in. x 11 in.) Brush Guard (for perimeter top panel cable openings)
VP-T3

VP-W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Castors, set of four VP-FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leveling Feet, set of four VP-BAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VP1 Baying Kit, bracket and hardware (secures 2 VP1 cabinets together)
VP-W VP-FT

VP-BAY2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VP2 Baying Kit, bracket and hardware (secures 2 VP2 cabinets together) VP-GRD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grounding Kit - ground bar, ground wire, mounting hardware and accessories (capacity to support all required grounding connections for a single cabinet) VP-SB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stabilizing Brackets, set of four (secures cabinet to floor) RS-PO4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Power Strip, North American, 1.2m (4 ft.) power strip, ten 15A outlets, resettable fuse, includes mounting hardware SH-S19-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Single Sided Equipment Shelf - Solid -19 in. SH-S19V-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Single Sided Equipment Shelf - Vented -19 in.

VP-GRD

SH-S19V-01

NOTE: Visit www.siemon.com/versapod for a chart detailing the cable capacity of VersaPODs various cable entry points and cable management zones.

RS-PO4

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