Rittal partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to jointly deliver modular data center solutions

Rittal and HPE offer solutions for IoT and Edge

Herborn, (PresseBox) - Rittal, the world’s largest manufacturer of IT racks, will partner with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to jointly deliver modular data center solutions for the global market. Rittal will bring to the joint market approach their broad portfolio of modular and scalable datacenter solutions from a micro data center to largely scalable container solutions. This will be complemented by HPE Pointnext-services.

The partnership will offer complete IT solutions and competencies, bringing customers worldwide the support, equipment and consultancy that is needed to take advantage of the latest IoT and IT Edge requirements.

“Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a valuable partner for Rittal, bringing us a broader reach to help customers quickly with high end complete datacenter solutions according to their needs”, said Andreas Keiger, Executive Vice President Sales, Rittal.

Commenting on this partnership Brian Whelan, WW Director Data Center Facilities, HPE, said: "Rittal´s modular "lego-style" system for IT Infrastructures fits perfectly with our own offerings and capabilities, helping to provide customers a simplified and seamless experience."

This partnership will focus on markets requiring "plug and play" Hybrid Cloud and Edge solutions. Customer benefits are core data center performance at the edge, agility, proven technology, fast and easy deployment, and cost and energy efficiency.

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Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, plus software and services. Systems made by Rittal are deployed in a variety of industries, primarily in the automotive and energy sectors, mechanical and plant engineering, IT and telecommunications. Rittal has a strong global presence, with 10,000 employees and 58 subsidiaries.

The company's broad portfolio includes infrastructure solutions for modular and energy-efficient data centres: from innovative security concepts for data systems to physical data and system security for IT infrastructures. Leading software vendors Eplan and Cideon's interdisciplinary engineering solutions, and Kiesling's automation products for switchgear manufacture, add further depth to the Rittal portfolio.

Founded in 1961, Rittal is the largest company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The group is a successful international player, with 18 production plants and 78 subsidiaries worldwide. Moreover, it employs more than 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2.2 billion in 2015. In 2016, the family-owned Friedhelm Loh Group was awarded Germany's top employers label for the eigth year running.

Additional information is available at www.rittal.com and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com.

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