New age data center for the Indian market

2012-12-05 - Demonstrating world class data centers with improved electrical efficiencies that offer sizable savings for the first time in India

As gold sponsors, ABB recently participated in a one-day Data Center Dynamics Conference titled ‘Converged’ in Bangalore, to generate awareness and interest in the data center’s combined capabilities for safety, reliability and energy efficiency. The conference was well attended by CTOs and CIOs, datacenter facilities’ managers and engineers, network, cabling and communication engineers and integrators, architects, design-build consultants and professionals from various industries. The large turnout for
the conference included around 500 visitors from various parts of India and the world.

The data centers of today are far bigger and consume 30 or more times the power per square foot than the average office building. And with electricity costs skyrocketing, it makes sound fiscal sense to ensure that data centers are as energy-efficient as possible. Through outstanding engineering, timely advice and innovations such as smart grids and new DC technologies, ABB provides the system and expertise to help data center developers minimize costs through improved electrical efficiencies.

Backed by a history of innovation, a global presence and nearly 145,000 employees in more than 100 countries, ABB provides a cost effective, single vendor solution to the myriad needs of today’s data centers. ABB’s approach to data centers is to provide alternating current and direct current systems, automation and services to build reliable and efficient solutions that meet diverse user needs.

Recently ABB launched Decathlon (data center infrastructure management) Version 2, which can integrate with any data center infrastructure, connecting it to all leading building management systems (BMS), power/energy management systems and any other monitoring at the system or device level. The operator is free to add preferred applications, such as computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or work-order ticketing systems.

At the conference ABB demonstrated its complete solution portfolio for data centers, through a presentation, case study, exhibition booth with a live automation demo for data centers and display of a three-phase modular UPS system. Madhav Kalia, Regional Manager for Data Center Solutions in ABB’s Asia-Pacific region, made a presentation on ‘Setting the benchmark – cost and energy optimizations trends and technologies for today’s data centers and a look into the green data
enter in Switzerland.’ This session attracted a large audience.

ABB’s offering for data centers

  • DecathalonTM : Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) - Built on an open platform design, the DCIM provides remote management of data center operations enterprise-wide through a unified view – so operators can deliver services faster, in the most reliable and efficient way possible.
  • Data center services
  • Consulting, data center enterprise management and on-site services.
  • Electrical solutions
  • Worldwide, ABB is known for its electrical solutions offerings. For data centers, ABB can provide an exhaustive range of transformers and switchgears for high, medium as well as low voltage.
  • UPS solutions
  • Newave (now a part of ABB) provides a UPS solution for critical power supply.