Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

December 17, 2014 By Karen Henry

ABB Energy ManageData center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center.

Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at 32 Avenue of the Americas. Decathlon monitors the control room air conditioning, uninterruptible power supplies, automatic transfer switches, generators, fuel systems, water leak protection, breaker positions and fire alarm systems in the main portion of the data center. It interacts with chiller systems and performs such automated tasks as turning on circulation pumps as needed and opening or closing dampers.

Telx is now expanding Decathlon for Data Centers to a second phase of the company’s operations on the 24th floor of the same building. The expansion applies Decathlon’s building management and power management capabilities to monitoring the critical cooling needs of the telecommunications equipment housed on this floor. Telx will be able to monitor equipment throughout the data center with a unified alarm system, response and control for the separate floors all through one screen.

ABB Decathlon calculates the energy in the cooling liquid for the center and reports a monthly history of energy usage so Telx managers can compare energy reports to utility charges.

Decathlon also supports data center service optimization (DCSO) capability to optimize operations, energy management and business planning and to determine the true costs of delivering data center services.

It can produce a range of reports on usage and equipment trends in the data center that enable comparisons over various time periods. The ABB technology also allows users to create their own displays of key performance indicators to help them better understand how their systems are operating.

On the 24th floor, Decathlon will monitor cooling units, leak detection systems and the environmental system. It is designed to alert operators to concerning trends and developments in the data center and its support areas so that uptime is maximized.

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