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Case Study

DST Controls Manages Data Center Load Balance with Kepware

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DST Controls Manages Data Center Load Balance with Kepware

DST Controls is a full service control systems and industrial data integration company headquartered in Benicia, CA. It serves customers on five continents with automated control and monitoring of industrial equipment, processes, and data.

As a control and data systems integrator, DST accomplishes its mission by using proven, off-the-shelf hardware and software solutions when possible, and inventing effective hardware and software solutions when necessary. DST’s multi-disciplined staff provides control, automation, and data collection systems to a wide range of industries from water treatment to power-grid substations; from vibration-dampening systems for satellite launch vehicles to automated quality control systems for bottling. If processes, equipment, or industrial data flow need automating, DST Controls is the systems integrator to do it.

The Challenge

DST’s customer, a large ecommerce data center near Salt Lake City, was advised by Rocky Mountain Power that it needed to provide the utility with up-to-date information on energy demand in the Center. In addition, Rocky Mountain Power needed to satisfy requirements from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). NERC is certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish and enforce reliability standards for the bulk-power system. As a manager of the grid, NERC requires that…

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