Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, has introduced its Data Centre Suite, a collection of outcome-based software solutions, in order to help data center managers and owners enhance uptime, worker productivity, critical asset health, and operating expenses while improving visibility into sustainability KPIs,
Honeywell Data Center Suite’s analytics give operators more comprehensive, useful information to assist increase productivity and cut costs by digitalizing, collecting, and analyzing many essential systems into a single data lake.
Based on the open architecture Niagara Framework, it integrates data from operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) infrastructure to securely improve situational awareness at the site and fleet levels, enabling condition-based maintenance to lower the risk of downtime and operational costs.
Data Center Manager, Portfolio View, and Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance are among the tools included in the Honeywell Data Centre Suite.
Data Center Manager: Increase operational efficiency, uptime, and situational awareness in the data center.
Data Centre Manager combines OT and IT data, which had to previously be manually collected from several systems, into a single source to enable proactive monitoring and management of essential infrastructure.
The solution aids in the diagnosis of alarms and the underlying causes of problems, the execution of workflows to prioritize situations, faster response times, and a decreased risk of human error. It actively provides situation-specific recommendations with a persona-optimized user experience to reduce the cognitive load on the technician and improve uptime and Service-Level Agreement (SLA) compliance. It also offers information about the site’s carbon and energy usage.
Portfolio View: Track KPIs for uptime and sustainability across a fleet of facilities,
Users may securely manage a vast fleet of data centers due to Portfolio View’s integration with Data Centre Manager. It makes it simple to navigate from a fleet-level view down to individual sites, producing a KPI-based score for each site that details metrics like uptime, crucial sustainability KPIs like power usage effectiveness (PUE), carbon usage effectiveness (CUE), and water usage effectiveness (WUE), space and capacity utilization, and energy consumption.
Additionally, Portfolio View creates logs and reports to inform the C-suite of fleetwide performance and trends as well as specific site anomalies.
Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance: Extend the predictability, reliability and lifespan of critical assets
For data centers to avoid costly downtime, they need consistent electricity and reliable cooling systems. To identify early, intrinsic signs of key asset problems before they cause system downtime, Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance introduces a condition-based maintenance strategy. Facility managers can use it to boost asset uptime and resilience, lengthen the asset service life, and reduce maintenance and energy costs.
Advanced fault-detection analytics give consumers real-time, actionable intelligence on asset performance, pre-failure notifications, and benchmarks for zone temperature control, asset availability, energy consumption, and service case performance.
Additionally, to further achieve an outcome-based, service level agreement performance, the cloud-based Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance can be combined with remote building management.
According to Chris McLaughlin, vice president of offering management, Honeywell Building Technologies, since there is an endless demand for data storage, transport, and processing on a global scale, it is more difficult than ever to run and grow these facilities successfully from a design, build, and operations aspect.
Thus, in order to help facility managers, protect uptime, manage maintenance, lower energy use, and achieve scaling agility, Honeywell is expanding its offerings in data centers which will enable facility managers to safely draw actionable insights from their own data.