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Ericsson and ABB Collaborate to Streamline Data Center Infrastructure


March 04, 2015

Managing a data center requires a Herculean degree of resources, vigilance, and operating efficiency, especially as demand for increased storage capacity continues to inflate. Handling the sheer volume of IT tasks just to keep everything running smoothly can cut deeply into operating costs, and take up a lot of peoples’ time. This is precisely why Ericsson’s blossoming partnership with ABB to restructure and revamp data center infrastructure is big news in the DCIM world.

The dynamic duo will be bringing together the Ericsson Cloud System, which has proven capable of modernizing infrastructure without breaking the bank, and ABB’s Decatholon—the only DCIM that automates workflow and physical frameworks.  Once put to use, the new management frameworks are expected to streamline the operating efficiency of demanding systems.

The powerhouse partnership is expected to establish a more holistic approach to managing data center operations and infrastructure than status-quo systems, which should optimize user-friendliness and sustainability. Everything from network hardware to cooling systems will be integrating in a system that will make even the most over-burdened data center operator’s job exponentially simpler.

“Our alliance with Ericsson extends the automation of physical, mechanical and electrical infrastructure right to the heart of IT workload management,” Peter Terwiesch, President, Process Automation, ABB, said. “It will provide the technology for data center and cloud operators to optimize IT workloads, saving operating costs while improving reliability and the performance of their data centers.”

In other words, IT workers get home sooner, data centers cut costs, and clients get the services they need with fewer complications—at least in theory. If all goes as planned, Ericsson’s new partnership with ABB should make a lot of peoples’ lives easier, the benefits of which need no explanation.    


Dominick Sorrentino is an editor for TMC and its technology and communications properties.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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