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Siemens steps into data centre space

Veronica C. Silva | May 21, 2013
Its new data centre management offering marks a milestone for the company.

Siemens recently announced that it has stepped into the data centre management market with a new solution that leverages some of the company's key strengths.

Siemens recently introduced its new data centre information management (DCMI) solution, the Datacenter Clarity LC, which the company considers as a key milestone in its business. Siemens said the need to efficiently house data securely and reliably has prompted it to offer the solution to the market. 

"Singapore has emerged as a hub for data centres and information management facilities, and its momentum shows no sign of stopping," said Peter Halliday, head, Siemens Building Technologies Division, ASEAN. "To meet the market's demand, we provide the most comprehensive solutions portfolio for data centres, ranging from power distribution, building automation, fire safety and security, to energy management. With Datacenter Clarity LC, we raised the bar for what could be offered to data centres."

Siemens said its Datacenter Clarity LC bridges the gap between IT and facility management, to allow organisations to make smarter decisions to optimise efficiencies.

Proven expertise

But while new in the market, the solution brings together some of Siemens' proven core expertise -- integration and management capabilities and the Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Siemens said its PLM software has more than seven million licensees deployed globally, many in mission critical industries. Siemens also has expertise in a range of technologies fit for data centre management, such as building automation, fire safety, security, and power distribution.

"We're able to come in with a complete, proven, scalable platform based on proven technologies already being used in the field," said John Kovach, head for data centres, Siemens Global. "And when you consider our global depth and expertise, you'll see that Siemens is one of the few companies with the technical capability to successfully execute in any data centre environment - almost anywhere in the world."

The data centre solution also provides visual data overlaid on 3D virtual data centre model for real-time monitoring, alarm and event notification, capacity planning, and workflow and work order management, among other features.

Siemens has been in Singapore since 1908 and is one of the largest European companies based in the country, employing around 2,000.


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