Control Technologies presents the benefits of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

2014-09-17 - For increased Data Center Resiliency at Singapore Lunch and Learn Seminar
ABB Control Technologies collaborates with alliance partner - Organization Resilience Management to organize a lunch and learn event to highlight the benefits of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) for increased Data Center Resiliency. The networking lunch seminar was held at Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel on 15 August 2014. There were 25 participants including Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance officers, Data Center Managers, Auditors, Head of Infrastructure, and IT Managers from the financial services industry and the IT industry. The purpose of the networking lunch event is to provide a platform for the presenters and participants to share on the changing landscape of the data centers.

Mr Wong Tew Kiat, Managing Director and Founder of Organization Resilience Management Pte Ltd Singapore, has more than 25 years of experience and is equipped with excellent knowledge in Business Continuity Management, IT Disaster Recovery and Data Centre management. He presented the topic on how to align data center protection to meet Technology Risk Management Guidelines. The Technology Risk Management provides technology risk management frameworks which include strengthening the reliability, availability & recoverability of the IT Systems, networks and infrastructures. It provides guidelines to assess the redundancy and fault tolerance for the data center, such as the electrical power usage, UPS, PDU, generators, cooling systems and telecommunications.

Mr Martin Högberg, Data Center Technology Manager ABB Control Technologies, has more than 10 years’ experience in working in the automation industry specializing in collaborative process automation and safety (SIL) systems for multiple industry verticals. He presented the benefits of DCIM for increased Data Center Resiliency. He spoke about Decathlon, ABB’s Data Center Infrastructure Management
(DCIM) solution and discussed the enhanced technologies for a changing data center landscape. Decathlon is built on decades of proven success with mission critical systems for industrial plant applications installed with an installed base of over 11000 systems. Delivered through hardware and software, Decathlon provides visibility with decision support and control technologies across data center operations worldwide. It provides these capabilities through real-time monitoring and analytics of data center equipment performance, along with power consumption and environmental data that impact data center operations and, ultimately, business continuity.

The seminar ended with a two hour networking session where participants share and discuss the risk involved in their current data centers.