SAN JOSE, Calif. — Rittal and ZutaCore announced a strategic partnership. Together, they offer efficient data center cooling solutions that enable customers to cool processors up to and above 900 W. Now data center owners and operators can harness computer power at significantly higher densities from the CPU level through to server, rack, and data center levels.

The global data center liquid cooling market is expected to grow from $1.2 billion in 2019 to $3.2 billion by 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 25% during the forecast period, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. With the growth of applications like AI and machine learning, data center decision-makers need a cooling platform that will meet and surpass the challenges of high-powered processors.

“Data center owners are very interested in liquid cooling solutions as a way to manage new high-performance workloads that are disruptive to the rest of the data center environment,” said Jennifer Cooke, research director for International Data Corp.’s Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends and Strategies team. “However, many are hesitant to introduce new technologies into their environments — especially those that introduce liquids adjacent to their mission critical electronics. The partnership between long-time and trusted data center provider Rittal and ZutaCore will alleviate hesitations to adoption and open up opportunities for much greater efficiencies in data center cooling.”

“ZutaCore is a dynamic partner with a depth of expertise in liquid cooling technology. Combining this pioneering two-phase cooling technology with our scalable IT racks and cooling systems will create a data center revolution at a global scale," said Thomas Steffen, managing director of research and development, Rittal. “As energy efficiency requirements increase upwards of 400 W in CPUs and GPUs, it is critical that we can offer solutions that will grow with the customers in order to manage the heat and other requirements over time.”

“This marks a major milestone for ZutaCore, as we partner with a global leader in end-to-end solutions for innovative IT environments — from edge to hyperscale computing,” said Erez Freibach, co-founder & CEO at ZutaCore. “This partnership will bring tremendous value to data centers globally, as customers can now rely on trusted integrated solutions from Rittal embedding advanced, waterless liquid cooling from ZutaCore to densify data centers, decrease complexity, and lower costs. By partnering with Rittal, we are ready to change the dialog and get to the heart of the growing demand to provide effective cooling solutions from the rack to complete data centers worldwide.”