7 X 24 Exchange Scaling to the Future

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:15pm to Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:15pm

JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoeniz, AZ, United States

Come hear Warren Jackson and Jusin Harp present:

High Performance Controls Architecture Enables Advanced Energy Management Strategy at Vantage Data Centers

The prevalent HVAC controls solution in data centers and other mission critical facilities is typically a DDC (direct digital control). Some owners and operators have specified and implemented PLCs (programmable logic controllers) to take advantage of the performance and reliability a PLC based control system can offer. As we continue to push the limits to become more efficient, the control algorithms become more complex a high performance PLC can be a better solution. Vantage Data Centers has implemented a state of the art facility wide PLC based building management system at their Santa Clara campus. During this session Vantage Data Centers will discuss the benefits in energy efficiency and performance they have realized from implementing PLCs for their HVAC controls. We will also review the pros and cons of implementing a DDC vs. PLC in data center BMS systems.


Justin Harp
Director of Operations Engineering
Vantage Data Centers


Warren Jackson
Mission Critical Industry Manager
GE Intelligent Platforms