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ABB Integrates KEPServerEX Into Leading Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution

ABB Integrates KEPServerEX Into Leading Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution

Leading power and automation company utilizes communications platform from Kepware to monitor data center assets

Portland, ME

10/7/2015 8:00 AM

Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, announced today that leading power and automation company, ABB, has integrated KEPServerEX® with its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, Decathlon® for Data Centers. ABB utilizes Kepware’s robust and reliable communications platform to expand connectivity and data visibility to data center assets, including legacy devices and IT equipment.

Decathlon for Data Centers is the only DCIM system that provides controls to automate both workflow and physical infrastructure processes. By leveraging KEPServerEX, the DCIM platform expands its reach to a multitude of devices and systems. This enables organizations to see a single data set from multiple sources within the data center, reducing the opportunity for calculation errors and providing a single, real-time operation environment for the data center.

“ABB Decathlon for Data Centers is selected for some of the world’s biggest data center projects because of its reputation as a leading, all-encompassing, and reliable solution,” said Eric Olson, Data Center Project Specialist, ABB. “KEPServerEX is a key component of our product strategy because it helps us accelerate our ability to interface with a multitude of ever-expanding infrastructure systems and their applications. This helps us bring our customers new capabilities faster, while continually expanding the depth and breadth of visibility across their organizations, so that they can make more informed business decisions today and into the future.”

One of North America’s largest insurance companies is using Decathlon with KEPServerEX to manage all building, power, and IT systems across five of its data centers that account for a combined 20+ megawatts of energy. They expect to improve their understanding of day-to-day operations and capacity planning, which will allow them to extend the life of their existing data centers.

“As the demand for data continues to increase due to the Internet of Things and more data-hungry applications, the need for a data center infrastructure that can handle that growth becomes increasingly apparent,” said Patrick Gilligan, Key Accounts, Kepware. “With ABB Decathlon for Data Centers, Kepware has a trusted solution to recommend to our customers encountering this need.”

For additional information about the implementation, please read the complete case study here.

About Kepware, Inc.
Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Learn more at www.kepware.com.

ABB Decathlon for Data Centers
ABB Decathlon® for Data Centers, built on an open platform design, provides the tools to automate and manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. It is part of ABB’s broad portfolio of integrated solutions, products and services, from power supply and distribution systems to enterprise management and grid connections.

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