Honeywell recently launched its Data Center Suite which is a portfolio of outcome-based software solutions. The solution helps data center managers and owners optimize uptime, worker productivity, critical asset health, and operational expenses while improving visibility into sustainability KPIs.
“Demand for data storage, transfer and processing is insatiable worldwide, which makes it more challenging than ever to run and scale these facilities effectively from a design, build and operations perspective,” said Chris McLaughlin, vice president of offering management, Honeywell Building Technologies. “Honeywell is expanding its offerings in data centers to allow facility managers to derive actionable insights securely from their own data to help protect uptime, manage maintenance, reduce energy use and achieve scaling agility.”
The on-premise Honeywell Data Center Suite delivers analytics by digitalizing, aggregating, and analyzing disparate critical systems into a unified data lake. This helps operators with more holistic, actionable information that can boost efficiency and decrease costs. It is based on the open architecture Niagara Framework and combines data from both operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) infrastructure. It securely enhances situational awareness at the site level and global fleet level and enables condition-based maintenance for reducing downtime risk and operational expenses.
What does the Honeywell Data Center Suite offer?
The Honeywell Data Center Suite’s tools comprise:
- Data Center Manager: Integrates and delivers situational site-level awareness of both OT and critical IT assets data in a vendor-agnostic dashboard.
- Portfolio View: Enables data center owners to monitor global network operations holistically through an on-premise tool across a fleet of data centers and take data-driven decisions for better achieving uptime and sustainability goals.
- Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance: A SaaS solution for monitoring data center assets and detecting early signs of anomalous intrinsic operations before they can cause costly downtime.
The Data Center Manager improves data center situational awareness, uptime, and operational efficiency by enabling proactive monitoring and management of critical infrastructure by aggregating OT and IT data into a single source. It helps operators analyze alarms and root causes of issues, execute workflows to remediate situations, improve response times and reduce human error potential. It features a persona-optimized user experience for minimizing the technician’s cognitive load. The solution proactively generates situation-specific recommendations to better preserve uptime and maintain service-level agreement (SLA) compliance while also providing insights into the site’s energy and carbon use.
Portfolio View integrates with Data Center Manager to allow operators to securely monitor a global fleet of data centers. Operators can easily navigate from a fleet-level view down to individual sites and can get a KPI-based score for each site that profiles metrics like uptime, critical sustainability KPIs like power usage effectiveness (PUE), carbon usage effectiveness and water usage effectiveness; space and capacity utilization and energy consumption. It also generates logs and reports that keep the C-suite aware of fleetwide performance and trends and individual site anomalies.
Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance implements a condition-based maintenance strategy that will enable operators to detect early, intrinsic signs of critical asset problems before it causes system downtime. Facility managers will be able to improve uptime and resiliency, increase asset service life, and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Advanced fault-detection analytics provide information like real-time, actionable intelligence on asset performance, pre-failure alerts, and benchmarks for zone temperature control, asset availability, energy consumption, and service case performance. As the Honeywell Forge Digitized Maintenance is cloud-based, it can be coupled with remote building management to further deliver an outcome-based, SLA performance.
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