Substation server designed for the modern power grid

As the power industry goes through a major transformation to improve and protect energy resources, we developed our Crystal Group Energy Series (ES) to meet the needs for this change. With our background in developing products meant to withstand the toughest conditions, designing a server line with built-in advanced cybersecurity features was a natural fit.

Working with Intel® and VMware we designed a VMware-validated solution that consolidates the work of multiple discrete hardware solutions into a single, hyperconverged system. This is a hyperconverged system that combines real-time automation, remote management, cybersecurity, auto failover, and zero-trust security features to provide a nearly perfect solution to the power industry’s shifting needs.

This server can be deployed in virtually any substation climate as it complies to strict humidity, temperature, and altitude environmental standards.

Here’s a quick look at the ES373S17 17-inch server by the numbers:

  • Supports up to 6 NVMe or 9 SATA solid state drives
  • 7 PCIe expansion slots
  • Up to 28 cores with single or dual Intel® Xeon Cascade Lake scalable processor(s)
  • Lightweight, aluminum construction at only 35-40 pounds
  • Up to 768 GB of memory

By designing hardware built specifically for use in substations, we hope to simplify and accelerate grid modernization efforts.

To get all the specifications and download the spec sheet, visit the ES373S17 product page.