Siemens solutions ensure 24/7 optimal performance of Data centers
Electrical India attended the 'Technology Round Table', hosted by Siemens, Tata Communications & Datacenter Dynamics at Siemens Worli Convention Center, Mumbai on May 21, 2014. The round table discussion focused on innovative technologies, global and regional growth trends and their impact on the strategic priorities of the Data Center markets. In light of the large economic potential as well as enormous energy demand of Data Centers, effective facility management of Data Centers is of primary strategic concern. The host attendees included Tilak Raj Seth, Philip Krause, Varoon Raghavan, Stephen Worn, Souvik Bhattacharya and others. The round table and panel discussion was compared by Brian Pereira.
Philip Krause, Head of Datacenter Centre of Competence, Asia Pacific, Siemens deliberated about Technologies that enable 24x7 operational excellence for Data Center.’ Varoon Raghavan, AVP Growth Ventures, Tata Communications Limited delivered on ‘An End User perspective on designing, building, and maintaining efficient Data Centres.’ Stephen Worn CTO and CEO, North America Datacenter Dynamics gave an account of ‘A global perspective on the Data Centre market and its growth potential, with focus on India.’
Siemens has introduced a Centre of Competence (CoC) for Data centers for the Asia Pacific region, head quartered in Mumbai. The CoC will drive and support the growth of Siemens products and solutions for customers in Data Center vertical covering 10 countries across Asia Pacific region. The totally integrated solutions from Siemens help create reliable and efficient Data centers and help reduce operating costs. Philip Krause says "Asia is one of the fastest growing markets in the Data center vertical and the CoC is strategically placed to offer global competency locally to the customers. Siemens has a unique strength to offer a wide portfolio of products and solutions spanning from power, safety, security, data center management solution and services from a single reliable partner. With account managers located in key countries, we are locally present at the customers place and this makes us unique".
Globally, Data centers are among the world’s largest users of electricity and producers of CO2, with servers running 24 hours per day, seven days a week, under tightly controlled environmental conditions and often not at full capacity. Data centers are estimated to already consume 1.5 to 2 percent of total worldwide energy production. In the past decade, the number of worldwide Internet users has increased from 300 million to over 2 billion – that is a growth rate of more than 400%. And this is a trend that is increasing rapidly: In 2020, the level of CO2 emissions generated by Data centers could exceed that of all air traffic combined. This huge growth of social networking, internet usage, electronic banking, paperless storage and modern IT services such as virtualization and cloud computing will trigger the requirement for safe, resilient and energy-efficient Data centers. Siemens offers solutions to effectively reduce the energy consumption in Data centers
The amount of data stored doubles every 18 months, with demand on supporting infrastructures rising in equal measure. Data centers play an essential role in the world of networked data. This is where the worlds of IT and infrastructure meet. From managing complexity to improving energy efficiency, from meeting security to business regulatory requirements, Data center operators face many challenges. As the world’s largest electrical engineering company, Siemens has a global portfolio of products and solutions for Data centers and engineering teams around the world.
Siemens has developed specific technologies and portfolios to meet the demanding requirements of every area in a Data center. On the power distribution front, Siemens offers products and solutions for a totally integrated power system. Siemens also partners with customers to offer consulting, planning, designing and site selection, to engineering, commissioning, full documentation, training, maintenance and expansion planning for Data centers.