ABB to embed Nlyte Software DCIM Suite into its new Decathlon offering to Deliver Data Center Enterprise Management

Menlo Park, CA – February 7, 2012 – nlyte Software the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider founded by data center professionals for data center professionals, and ABB (NYSE: ABB), a global leader in power and automation technologies, announced today that ABB will embed nlyte Software’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite as part of the ABB Decathlon™ Data Center Enterprise Management (DCEM) product offering.

The ABB Decathlon suite of products extends management of energy usage across multiple sites to maximize efficiencies with true enterprise visibility and reporting. The nlyte suite will enhance the ABB offering by delivering a unique combination of intelligent capacity planning for the optimal placement of data center assets and business process automation that improves availability and operational excellence.

“ABB is taking the approach of integrating best-in-class software by combining their real time power and control with nlyte Software’s move/add/change management and what-if capacity planning,” said Andy Lawrence, research director at The 451 Group.  “Together they deliver a full set of capabilities for enterprise-class data center management.”

The nlyte DCIM suite will be offered as part of the ABB Decathlon™ Data Center Enterprise Management solution which will provide data center professionals with:

  • True visibility– facilities and energy management that harmonize a unified control environment
  • Improved reliability– condition-based maintenance, recommending service when equipment is not working to its fullest potential
  • Improved efficiency– data analysis of IT load patterns, weather forecasts, contract and utility data which is used  to predict and adjust energy consumption in order to optimize usage against bill rates
  • Visionary decision making– a unified view that allows data center operators and managers to see information across multiple disciplines and make informed decisions

“We are thrilled that ABB is including nlyte in the Decathlon Suite. Data center professionals live in a heterogeneous world and, unlike many of the other power equipment manufacturers, ABB understands the value of taking a best-of-breed approach in helping customers optimize data center efficiency,” said Todd Goldman, VP product management of nlyte Software.

“Our customers are comprised of some of the world’s largest mission critical facilities,” said Mike Heatherman, ABB Group Vice President, Process Automation Control Technologies, Americas.  “The nlyte DCIM suite provides them with industry best practices for optimizing the use of power, cooling and space through the optimal placement of data center assets.”

About nlyte Software
nlyte Software was founded by data center professionals for data center professionals and is the independent provider of DCIM solutions. The nlyte DCIM suite provides the predictive intelligence and management controls needed to achieve smarter, more efficient and highly available data centers. nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif.

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.


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