Siemens Optimizes Energy Efficiency and Reliability of Data Centers

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:09 am EDT


Buffalo Grove, Ill.
  • 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.”


About Siemens

The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 372,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $92.0 billion in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.3 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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