Data Centers

Automated Logic helps data centers maximize uptime while improving overall efficiency (PUE). By balancing reliability and PUE, data centers can attract more clients.

Solutions for Data Centers

Automated Logic has built an incredibly strong portfolio of satisfied data center clients over the past decade. We understand the data center environment and are best positioned to tune these incredibly complex systems to increase efficiency while maintaining reliability. We combine a thorough understanding of your environmental requirements with the unmatched versatility of a secure architecture, the industry standard in graphical programming and enhanced reporting capabilities.

Case Studies

Princeton University High-Performance Computing Research Center
Forrestal Campus, Plainsboro, NJ

WebCTRL® systems helps deliver Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.5.

Cisco Systems
Silicon Valley, CA

Internet networking leader networks with Automated Logic on multiple campuses.

WebCTRL® Building Automation System

The WebCTRL System for data center facilities skillfully maximizes uptime while facilitating the delivery of PUE and adherence to strict environmental conditions set forth in a client Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The WebCTRL system is easily deployed on your secure intranet and accessed through any standard browser from a desktop, laptop, web-enabled cell phone or tablet computer, delivering a high degree of precision and perfection in executing our work. From Time-Lapse™ graphics to Fault Detection and Diagnostics, the WebCTRL system for data centers helps to ensure systems are operating at their peak efficiency.

Industry Leading Data Visualization

Turn data into actionable information. From thermographic floor plans to the Energy Index tool to Time-lapse™ Graphics, Automated Logic has been a pioneer in providing visual data to help building owners and managers make smart decisions. And with the WebCTRL system for data centers, we’re taking that leadership even further. The WebCTRL system supports LDAP and hierarchal servers so that you can see and control your entire portfolio of facilities in one system. It’s an intuitive tool that allows you to monitor your building and leverage data to save on operating costs.

System and Location Audit Reporting

The WebCTRL system for data centers tracks and documents all procedural actions. Any attempted change to the environmental control system prompts user verification, including the electronic recording of “reason why”, in a secure audit log. To verify activity, system administrators can easily query the system’s database by operator location.

Advanced Trending and Scatter Plots

Information is power, and Automated Logic gives you both with the delivery of a fully capable trending tool. Trend all of the points in your system and have the full benefit of robust historical information. With the WebCTRL system’s high speed architecture and distributed trending, all physical parameters – temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint, CFM and pressure – can be historically trended and securely stored. In addition, all environmental data, both current and historical, can be shown in tabular format or graphically displayed with a mouse click.

Our scatter plot displays deliver a firsthand diagnostic perspective on your major equipment, allowing you to assess system efficiency versus load to further optimize your operation.

With the ability to simply create graphs from data anywhere in the system, the operator has the immediate ability to effectively analyze, diagnose and troubleshoot any aspect of their facility’s operations in real time. That same capability provides the necessary backup and documentation to demonstrate your operating effectiveness.

The frequency of trend sampling is controlled by the user. Operators can retrieve data by specifying month/day/year, and historical trend data can be exported “on the fly” with a mouse click. For additional data analysis, the WebCTRL system uses web services to interface with your enterprise or analytics software.

Fault Detection & Diagnostics and Advanced Alarming

Measures, anticipates, provides insight, and automatically responds to system conditions that are not necessarily critical, but may be trending that way – all with the goal of improved operational performance.

Accessed through any standard browser, the WebCTRL system’s advanced alarm reporting and archiving tool logs all authorized operators’ responses concerning alarm acknowledgement and follow-up action. Alarms can be routed to local printers, network printers, external databases, email addresses and SNMP traps simultaneously. Reporting data is securely stored on the WebCTRL system server for the time period specified by the system administrator.

Learn more about the WebCTRL system's Falut Detection and Diagnostics.

An Abundance of Powerful, Standard Features

● Thermographic Color Floor Plans – convey a quick understanding of facility-wide operating conditions
● Logical Alarming – generates alarms and notifies users after specified events have occurred
● Trends and Scatter Plot Tools – enables operators to track and troubleshoot building conditions
● Time-lapse™ Graphics – rolls back time, up to a 24-hour slice, playing back hours of real-time data in just minutes
● Logging/Reporting – extracts and formats building data from a browser to Acrobat®, Excel® and other applications with a single click

Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM)

Automated Logic has teamed up with Nlyte Software, a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, to provide a complete Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM) solution.

IDCM offers the next level of insight and control for today’s complex computing infrastructure. IDCM tightly integrates the different systems within a data center in new and unique ways for energy savings, reduced costs and improved resiliency. Automated Logic and Nlyte are proven data center solution providers, partnering to deliver the broad and unique value of IDCM.

Read the press release here.
Download our IDCM Brochure to learn more.

White Papers and Articles

What to Look for in a Building Automation System
Buildings Magazine, By Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D

In this article Steve Tom, discusses how to get the best building automation system for your application, and what questions to ask up front.

Building intrinsic analytics into Automated Logic’s WebCTRL®
White Paper, by Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D

This paper provides a brief explanation of which analytic tools are included in the current release of the WebCTRL system.

BACnet to the Rescue
ASHRAETM Journal article by Larry Bacher, LEED® AP

BACnet communication protocol is at the heart of the building automation systems. This article discusses how BACnet affected the design of a state- of-the-art, 11-story office building in downtown Boise, Idaho.

Making the Most of Your Building Automation System.
White Paper, by Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D.

Former MicrosoftTM CEO Steve Ballmer once indicated that most software users only use about 20 percent of a program’s features. Tom discusses how his experience with building automation systems makes him side with the pessimists.

The ABCs of XML for BAS
White Paper, by Steve Tom, P.E., Ph.D.

Using XML, a new IT standard for data exchange, the integration of building automation systems (BAS) is common across many different industries. XML, eXtensible Markup Language, is being adopted by throughout the world and provides a standard method for a BAS to communicate with another computer.


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