Monitoring and visualization with ABB Ability™ Data Center Automation solution
ABB Ability Data Center Automation user environment provides you with a managerial view of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and analysis tools that identifies and matches performance against user configurable capacity thresholds.
This information is analyzed, correlated, and presented for status visualization, decision support, and detailed reports. The user configurable web-based portal integrates and correlates power, capacity, load and environmental information as well as calculating the data center Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) in one minute updates. Through this portal, one can drill into the details of a single site or view aggregate data from multiple sites for global comparison. The portal can be customized to display information most important to a data center's operation. With IT monitoring upgrades, ABB Ability Datacenter Automation can calculate advanced Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Comprehensive Average Data Center Efficiency (CADE).
The user environment includes tools for managing the data center asset inventory and for importing the asset inventory from other asset management systems. It also can provide analysis of IT equipment to determine those that are candidates for replacement, consolidation, or retirement inclusive of a savings payback. IT alerts are presented through a centralized notification engine. Rather than send out a flood of low level alerts, only the alarms you need to know about are issued when they matter most. The result is a synthesis of a data center's power usage, performance, and capacity, for both facilities and IT, allowing users to make informed decisions for continuous improvement.