In Venlo, the Netherlands, data center operator Systemec runs a state-of-the-art TIER 3+ data center facility. They support small to medium enterprises, which are highly dependent on IT-processes: a single second of downtime would be hugely disruptive and expensive.
When building its data center, Systemec chose ABB electrification products to ensure reliable power, save valuable floor-space and allow maintenance without interrupting customers’ network access. The data center features ABB solutions such as Smissline TP plug-in socket system, DPA UPSscale ST UPS system, circuit breakers and circuit monitoring systems (CMS).
Jos Derkx, General Manager at Systemec, describes the challenge: "Connectivity is very important - industry depends on it, worldwide. It’s a big decision for a customer to take the data ‘heart’ out of their own facility. Downtime for our customers would kill their businesses. They need 24/7 uptime. At Systemec, we live on trust. We sell trust. And ABB could fulfil that 100 percent.
"With ABB’s technology, we can offer our customers 100 percent clean power, and by that we mean we have no spikes or dips in the power supply.”
With ABB’s expertise, Systemec is able to provide excellent service to their customers. They are expanding their business with a new twin data center in Germany, which will also feature ABB solutions.
Ciaran Flanagan, Head of Global Data Center Segment at ABB explains: "To be successful, today’s data centers must be flexible and readily adaptable to industry changes, especially the ever-growing appetite for increased storage. ABB provides data center operators with intelligent solutions to support continuous operation, space saving, efficiency, safety and security. Our data center solutions reflect our industrial heritage and are designed for heavy-duty applications.
"At ABB, we know secure, reliable power is essential to keep data driven businesses running 24 hours a day. We help deliver intelligent power for the data demands of tomorrow,” add Flanagan.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.