In a world exclusive, Rittal Australia became the first of 65 subsidiaries to showcase and launch their next generation data centre container last week, during CeBIT Australia 2012.
Senator, the Hon Kate Lundy was guest of honour, officially opening the modular, mobile, energy efficient Rittal Data Centre Container (RDCC).
“I want to offer my congratulations to Rittal. The Australian market is an ever more challenging one. There are lots of people in this space and Rittal are continually finding ways to innovate and step out in front. I know that all of you are aware of the changing face of ICT and the characteristics of architecture of infrastructure and having to respond to greater demands on security, logistics and setting up shop. All of these things can’t be achieved unless you have dynamic companies like Rittal responding to those market needs.” Senator Lundy said before cutting through the ribbon with novelty size shearers.
IT professionals from Asia Pacific celebrated the launch and Rittal’s German heritage with an Oktoberfest flavoured function incorporating German beer and catering, steins and fraulein.
“Australia is quickly advancing as a major contributor to the world’s IT landscape. It is fitting therefore, that Rittal’s next generation Data Centre Container makes its debut, here, at CeBIT Australia.” Said Rittal’s Managing Director, Peter Mellino during his address.
A finalist in the highly contended CeBIT ICT Business Awards, the RDCC proved a major highlight on the CeBIT floor. Rittal also played host to a VIP delegation welcoming the Premier of NSW, Barry O’Farrell and the Hon Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.
“The pre-design is a major attraction for remote Australian companies. The plug and play, modular solution is very impressive”, said Premier O’Farrell.