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Expanded Line of UPS Offers Enhanced Reliability
Vertiv introduced the Vertiv Liebert GXT5, a technology update to the popular family of rackmount, on-line uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The Liebert GXT5 is designed to ensure availability in today’s increasingly mission critical small IT environments and edge locations that enable important emerging applications such as 5G, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things. Vertiv made the announcement at Cisco Live, an industry event for Cisco technology users and partners.
The Liebert GXT5 is the latest addition to the Vertiv channel product portfolio in North America. It has a power factor of up to 1.0 on select models, providing more real power for the user, and is more efficient in both on-line (up to 95 percent) and Active ECO mode (up to 98 percent). All Liebert GXT5 models are ENERGY STAR 2.0 certified, and are currently available in capacities from 500VA - 3kVA, 120 V through Vertiv channel partners in North America. Higher capacity models will be announced later this year.
Along with the highest level of equipment protection available in a rack configuration, the Liebert GXT5 offers a three-year full coverage factory warranty for the UPS and battery, a leading warranty in the industry. The system also is available with the Vertiv Power Assurance Package and other service packages, to support individual customer needs.
“Businesses are increasingly deploying compute in remote locations, stretching their resources to install, monitor and maintain the infrastructure,” said Lucas Beran, principal analyst, Cloud and Data Center, for IHS Markit. “An efficient UPS with remote management and end-to-end support would help these operations to optimize personnel and IT performance.”
“There is a premium placed on computing capabilities and low latency at the edge of the network, not only in traditional IT closets, but also in retail, healthcare, financial, education and similar small IT environments,” said Ramesh Menon, vice president of small UPS at Vertiv. “With this latest addition to our UPS portfolio, Vertiv provides features that make powering equipment at the edge more convenient and the infrastructure more future-proof.”
The Liebert GXT5 UPS can be managed remotely and has individually controlled sockets for improved security and remote reset and on/off capabilities. When used together with the free Trellis Power Insight, users can monitor and manage up to 100 supported Vertiv devices.
The Liebert GXT5 UPS seamlessly integrates with other products in the Vertiv channel portfolio to support single-rack or more complex edge deployments. These models replace similar capacities in the Liebert GXT4 product line.