Asetek expects Fujitsu to launch the first products based on RackCDU in the second quarter of 2015, and anticipates product launches involving various server models throughout the year. In 2014, Fujitsu was cited by IDC to be the fourth largest server vendor by revenue.
"This agreement is a significant milestone for Asetek and its stakeholders", stated André Sloth Eriksen, founder and CEO of Asetek. "Our collaboration with Fujitsu ushers in a new stage in the adoption of RackCDU. With its global reach and industry position, Fujitsu is poised to drive adoption of Asetek liquid cooling in data centres worldwide."
Asetek's liquid cooling technology provides tangible financial savings for data centres. The typical data centre today uses 40% or more of its power for cooling and reducing power consumption is essential to achieving lower data centre operating costs. As cited in a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a major centre for energy efficiency research of the US Department of Energy, RackCDU can save over 50% of cooling power and over 21% of total data centre energy. Additionally, RackCDU's ability to increase server density by a factor of 2.5-5x avoids the need for expensive data centre build outs.