BDx enhances data centre sustainability with Red Dot Analytics

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Big Data Exchange (BDx) has entered into an agreement with Red Dot Analytics (RDA) to digitise BDx’s Asia-Pacific data centres, for greater efficiency and sustainability.

The first phase of the three-year project with RDA will focus on cooling and PUE optimisation at BDx’s data centres in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Using RDA’s Data Center Solution that integrates AI-driven applications and automation, BDx is able to identify inefficiencies throughout its facilities.

“RDA’s artificial intelligence-based technology will provide visibility into our systems to identify ways we can increase performance and sustainability without compromising the safety standards required for mission-critical infrastructure,” says Jeremy Yew, COO for BDx.

“This focus on energy and operational efficiency will help us advance our operations and increase our quality of service.”

Specifically, BDx gains deep insight into its data centre life cycle management, delivering lower energy costs, reduces human error and increased capacity use. As a result, BDx will reduce its carbon emissions and footprint.

Through its digital twin technology model, RDA creates critical infrastructure in the physical world and optimises it with the use of AI-based applications. As such its sustainability and predictive maintenance allow mission-critical data centre operators, like BDx, to keep providing needed connectivity in a more efficient environment. 

“BDx will have a stronger ability to identify and prevent potential hotspots and other thermal safety concerns within the data centre,” said Professor Yonggang Wen, chief scientist at RDA.

“Cooling regulation and optimization will result in a PUE optimisation of up to 5%. The increased efficiencies will lead to additional savings for BDx and its customers in a more sustainable environment.”

In related news, June saw BDx opened the first phase of its 35MW NKG Data Center Campus in Nanjing, China. The NKG1 facility is the first data centre in the city to earn Tier 3 certification and offers 4MW of IT power for colocation services.