Get It Together: Use IoT to Simplify Your Back-End Data Center Operations

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by ABB
Presented by Dave Sterlace and Brian Davis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the benefits and limitations of local industrial communications, power management systems, emergency generator management systems, building management and HVAC systems, and DCIM.
  2. Describe software technology that will simplify monitoring and protection in your data center.
  3. Identify hardware advances that enable a simpler, yet integrated system.
  4. Explain the benefits of a digital power-train and control on data center operations.


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As data centers have become increasingly more complex over the past few years, complex systems have evolved to run data centers. Systems may include power, energy and building management systems, as well as DCIM. This means gathering and interpreting data from disparate systems with proprietary protocols. There is a better way! Join us to learn about using smart- and micro- grid protocols to streamline your data center’s operations. We will review solutions that can result in a 90 percent reduction in control wiring. Discover benefits to drive savings for years by simplifying and flattening your monitoring and control system.

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Dave Sterlace Dave Sterlace is the Global Head of Technology for the Data Center Industry Sector at ABB, and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in critical power. He is also the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for The Green Grid, an industry organization whose mission is to drive accountable, effective, resource-efficient, end to end ICT ecosystems. Prior to his current role, Dave has held numerous positions at ABB including leading ABB Low Voltage’s Vertical Marketing in the U.S, Global Critical Power Segment manager, Global ABB key account manager for Emerson Network Power, and regional business development and sales roles. Industry experience includes custom ATS and generator paralleling systems for Emerson Network Power and regional sales representative roles in Silicon Valley for diverse critical power and semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer client bases.

Brian Davis Brian Davis is the Data Center Industry Segment Leader, North America at ABB, and brings with him more than 20 years of experience in power distribution, industrial automation and strategic business development. Prior to ABB, Brian held various roles at General Electric including product management, strategic marketing and sales management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

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Originally published in February 2017