Industry Leaders Collaborate to Reduce Data Center Energy Consumption, Optimize Operations


Two industry leaders announced today a collaboration to create more sustainable and efficient data center operations. Connected buildings global leader Honeywell will be working with Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, in creating integrated solutions that will optimize data center sustainability, resiliency, and operational performance.

To address the significantly high power consumed by data centers in moving and processing information across the world, Honeywell and Vertiv will combine an intelligent selection of energy resources with centralized visibility of operations and infrastructure to help reduce energy use. This joint effort combines Honeywell's operational technology experience with Vertiv's critical digital infrastructure to create more sustainable and efficient data center operations.

The first offering from the collaboration will be an intelligent power management solution that features an energy resource management and supervisory control system in a single, integrated platform. Combining energy storage, analytics, forecasting and economic optimization, the solution will provide data centers with intelligent and autonomous selection of energy sources and grid services to operate a data center load and reduce energy costs while maintaining uptime requirements. The solution can help data centers meet availability requirements while optimizing energy costs, meeting corporate sustainability goals and reducing overall carbon footprint. It will also allow operators to better manage sustainability targets and account for external risk factors such as weather and grid reliability.  

The partnership builds on Honeywell’s industry-leading building management systems (BMS), operational software, and safety and security products along with Vertiv’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution, thermal management, infrastructure monitoring and modular solutions to enable operators of hyperscale, large enterprise, co-location and edge data centers to integrate multiple domains of data within a data center. The companies will leverage building-operations data to drive optimization of operations, reducing energy use and costs while improving data center performance and sustainability.  

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