Create Vertiv edge solutions in 3D, explore in immersive virtual reality, and then share designs with colleagues via smartphone VR.
Las Vegas, NV- April 30, 2019 Axonom, a global provider of visual and virtual product configurator software, has worked with Vertiv to develop a visual solution layout and virtual reality experience center to showcase Vertiv solutions for booth visitors at Dell Technologies World Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This VR experience gives data center professionals a new way to interact with Vertiv’s configurable rack, row, and site level solutions and learn how the company is supporting IT ecosystems from core to edge.
The Vertiv experience center features Axonom’s Powertrak 3D Product Configurator and Powertrak VRoom. Together, these two Axonom solutions allow conference attendees to visualize Vertiv rack and row products, custom design an edge infrastructure configuration, explore it in immersive virtual reality in the booth, and share the design with others using mobile smartphone-based headsets. The user-created designs are a conversation starter to explore infrastructure solutions for data centers of all sizes.
"The edge of the network is more critical and more complex than ever before," said Jennifer Renaud, vice president of marketing for Vertiv in the Americas. "This virtual reality experience allows visitors to our booth to work through design complexities in a way that brings these environments to life."
Vertiv representatives will guide attendees through the edge solution design using the Powertrak 3D Product Configurator. The process begins by selecting a location (server room, building exterior or tower site) where the edge solution will be placed. Using three-dimensional product models, the user will choose a series of floor and rackmount power, cooling, servers, storage, and switch technologies and populate a room or rack.
When the configuration is complete, the user will wear an HTC VIVE Pro headset to explore the design in the local data hub using Powertrak VRoom. This immersive VR experience enables attendees to navigate the environment, observe the equipment, and grasp how each piece is placed for optimal performance.
Attendees will also be given a personal VR viewer and a link to their specific design to share with colleagues and decision-makers via smartphone. Mobile smartphone VR is considered one of the most economical and compelling ways to distribute and view product designs on the trade show floor and off-site locations.
"Vertiv is at the forefront of the datacenter infrastructure and services industry by adopting transformative technology to address the needs of the modern consumer," said Mike Belongie, COO at Axonom. "Sales and marketing professionals find Powertrak 3D CPQ and VR a compelling platform to strengthen how they communicate, educate, and present customizable products to customers with unique needs. These solutions are reshaping how consumers learn, validate, and order configurable products in configurable environments."
For information on Vertiv’s joint solutions with Dell for edge compute and 5G networks, and to experience critical infrastructure designs in virtual reality, visit Vertiv in booth 1051 at Dell Technologies World.
Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs around 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, visit Vertiv.com.
Axonom is a worldwide leader in marrying Visual Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software with Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. Established in 2002, the developer of Powertrak 3D Product Configurator and VRoom enables sales, channel partners, and customers around the world to visually build products and design environments, then experience them in virtual reality.
Enriched with mobile extendibility, the Powertrak solution suite includes: Standard CPQ, 2D/3D Visual Product Configurator, Virtual Reality Product Configurator, Augmented Reality Product Configurator, and Guided Selling. By delivering more transactions more efficiently through channels at a lower cost, Powertrak helps customers achieve greater profit potential.