Vertiv partners with HazElec and Powerfirm

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018

Vertiv partners with HazElec and Powerfirm

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has partnered with Queensland-based electrical services provider HazElec and Sydney-based IT infrastructure provider Powerfirm.

HazElec has a strong presence in North Queensland’s mining and other heavy industries. “Mining is all about efficiency, and organisations that think with an IoT mindset can succeed here,” said Paul Fry, Head of Energy and Power Systems, HazElec. Partnering with Vertiv will help both organisations target the ‘industrial edge space’. “Robust, secure, modular data centres are key to most efficiently powering data analytics, mobile access, 3D mapping and other digital tools mining and other heavy industrial companies require.”

Fry also believes Vertiv and HazElec can play a role in major upgrades to government-supported critical infrastructure upgrades in North Queensland, which will help keep critical systems that people rely on, including electricity and water supply, running in the event of a weather disaster such as Cyclone Yasi, which devastated the area in 2011.

Powerfirm is a data centre provider specialising in the areas of uninterruptible power supply (UPS), electrical data and cooling. The new partnership will increase Vertiv’s reach with its UPS solutions such as the recently launched Liebert ITA2; and will give Powerfirm customers more choice and better value in data centre equipment and services.

“IoT and smart cities are about people connecting with each other,” said Robert Linsdell, Managing Director, Vertiv Australia and New Zealand. “Expectations on technology reliability are high and tolerance for failure is low, and we know that bringing infrastructure to the edge — where people are using applications and creating data — is vital to meet those demands.

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