Submer And Ingram Micro Unite To Deliver Immersion Cooling Solution To Europe And The Middle East

Robert Ballart, Sr Business Manager of Ingram Micro España
Robert Ballart, Sr Business Manager of Ingram Micro España

Submer, a leading innovator in advanced immersion cooling solutions for Datacentres, Cloud and Edge computing unveiled its latest partnership with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest provider of information technology products and services with a focus on cloud, mobility, technology lifecycle, supply chain and technology solutions. In the collaboration, Ingram Micro will design a solution that will incorporate Submer’s innovative technology and offer the datacenter and IT industry the chance to purchase a highly-efficient datacenter in-a-box.

Catalysed by an increased concern over the burden of datacentres and as a result, a number of key changes in European policy, the interest surrounding efficiency and sustainability for datacentres has increased significantly. Datacentres place a huge strain on natural resources. Current data indicates that the datacenter industry expended 500 billion kW of electricity and emitted 354 million metric tons of C02.

Now, datacentres require advanced cooling systems which are able to easily deal with the increase in demand and power density. Immersion cooling is the practice of submerging computer components (or full servers) in a thermally, but not electrically, conductive liquid (dielectric coolant). Immersion cooling offers datacentres the ability to keep up with the increasing demand for higher power density, immersion cooling enables >100kW per rack, along with many other advantages such as an unprecedented reduction in CO2 levels and power usage, better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a reduction in OPEX costs.

The partnership will enable Submer to continue with its mission to supply datacentres, edge and large enterprises with its award-winning immersion cooling technology, which promotes greater efficiency and sustainability.

From a customer perspective, it gives the opportunity to purchase Submer’s industry-leading technology in a complete solution that has been specially curated by Ingram Micro. The combination of Ingram Micro’s reputation for supplying quality solutions and Submer’s innovative technology ensures that users can secure a full turnkey from a trusted partner. Ingram Micro will be a key distributor of Submer’s immersion cooling technology and solutions in Europe and the Middle East.

Submer has built a range of immersion cooling modular solutions that empower users to effortlessly scale their operations while simultaneously saving space and energy and increasing compute capacity.

The solution will include the SmartPodX and SmartPodXL, two of Submer’s Pod technologies that have been designed both to adhere to the classic 19” standards or easily adapted to meet Open Compute (OCP) standards depending on customer needs. The SmartPod range is compact, with >100kW dissipation capacity and a 1.03 PUE. Accommodating 21” and/or 19” HW and a flexible busbar system supporting multi-zone 12V & 48V configurations.

Submer’s newest technology, the MicroPod will also be available as part of the solution. The MicroPod incorporates Submer’s industry-leading technologies with a compact, modular, plug-and-play, configuration that allows for fast deployment in any location, including direct sunlight and an easy plug-and-play installation with an unrivaled energy footprint.

In addition to this, customers will also have access to a range of services and support from Ingram Micro, including:

  • OEM Server Integration

  • maintenance and warranty of the solution

  • software for the application, if applicable

  • financial services

  • product training

We are at a crucial point in time for the industry. It is essential that companies have easy-access to the right tools. The partnership with Ingram Micro will ensure it is as easy as possible for the customer to purchase our disruptive and innovative technology, which will not only help them to reach their sustainability goals but help them to future-proof their datacenter", said Daniel Pope, CEO of Submer.

The partnership with Submer allows us to bring innovative, disruptive, and sustainable solutions for datacentres to our channel and improve our value proposition. In addition, Ingram Micro Spain will be the Integration and Logistics center for the EMEA region”, added Robert Ballart, Sr Business Manager of Ingram Micro España when the deal was signed.

The solution is now available throughout Spain and will be rolled out throughout the rest of Europe and the Middle East throughout remaining 2021.