Siemens optimizes energy efficiency and reliability of data centers

May 3, 2018

  • Real-time, intelligent management of both cooling production and distribution in data centers
  • Improved offering for thermal optimization, saving up to 50 percent of total cooling costs
  • Strategic partnership with data center solution provider Vigilent

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is expanding its existing Thermal Optimization offering set for data centers to intelligently ensure both highly efficient cooling production and cooling distribution throughout the entire facility. To improve the way cooling is distributed throughout data center “white space,” Siemens is integrating Vigilent’s artificial intelligence-based dynamic cooling management solution into its data center portfolio. Siemens will leverage Vigilent’s real-time data analysis capabilities to dynamically match cooling to IT load in server rooms. In addition, Siemens strengthened its strategic partnership with Vigilent by becoming a minority shareholder.

Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Building Technologies, states: “Siemens works with data center managers around the world to enhance the performance of their buildings via a wide range of facility improvement measures and services such as Demand Flow for Chiller Plant Optimization. Our partnership with Vigilent represents an important expansion of these capabilities and a prime example of our commitment to digitalization within the building industry.”

Partnering with Vigilent will expand Siemens’ Thermal Optimization offering set which holistically improves data centers including the cooling plant and the white space. For data center operations, this represents a considerable reduction in energy consumption while increasing nominal cooling capacity and ensuring data center reliability. Moving forward the two companies will also jointly develop new solutions and address the data center market globally.

“Vigilent has pioneered the use of machine learning to optimize thermal environments in data centers,” says Dave Hudson, CEO of Vigilent. “By combining our solutions with Siemens, we can expand our value and reach mission-critical facilities across the globe.”

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