Ericsson and ABB partner to transform data center infrastructure

  • Ericsson partners with ABB to fundamentally transform how data center resources are architected, optimized and managed.
  • The alliance will bring a unique offering integrating the Ericsson Cloud System and ABB's Decathlon® data center infrastructure management system (DCIM).
  • The combined solution will enable one end-to-end view and management of total facility and equipment operations. Customer benefits include energy and maintenance savings at the same time as improved reliability and performance.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a strategic alliance agreement with ABB - a global leader in power and automation technologies - to transform how data center resources are architected, optimized and managed. The collaboration is an important step in realizing one controlled end-to-end holistic approach on how to manage, automate and govern total datacenter infrastructure and operations.

The alliance will bring together the Ericsson Cloud System and ABB's Decathlon® for Data Centers - a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system. Data center operators will gain the opportunity to automate and govern operations across not only compute, storage, network hardware and software - but also power, cooling and other IT management systems. This fully integrated solution is designed to significantly improve ease of use, efficiency and sustainability.

Peter Terwiesch, President, Process Automation, ABB says; "As the data center market matures, owners and operators are starting to demand the same control and automation capabilities common to other complex, mission-critical environments. Our alliance with Ericsson extends the automation of physical, mechanical and electrical infrastructure right to the heart of IT workload management. 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."

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud and IP, Ericsson says: "We selected ABB as our partner because Decathlon for Data Centers is the only DCIM solution available today that can provide holistic, real-time visibility and control from service processor to power grid, as well as enable the dynamic automation of data center physical resources." 

 
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About Ericsson Cloud System
Ericsson Cloud System enables the next generation of cloud infrastructure that delivers hyper-scale performance, operations and economics while supporting industrial grade security and governance.  It provides a secure and governed cloud infrastructure for all types of applications and data to global organizations.

About ABB Decathlon for Data Centers
ABB Decathlon (www.abb.com/decathlon-datacenters), built on an open platform design, provides the industrial-grade controls and tools to manage and automate a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. It is part of ABB's broad portfolio of integrated solutions, products and services, from power distribution systems to enterprise management and grid connections.
 
About ABB
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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