Telx selects ABB Decathlon® for infrastructure management in its new Manhattan data center

Major colocation and services provider favors the industrial controls of ABB Decathlon over traditional building management systems for its electrical and cooling systems

Cary, N.C., Apr 2, 2014 – ABB today reported that Telx, a leading provider of data center solutions including colocation, interconnection and cloud enablement services, has chosen ABB Decathlon as the infrastructure management system for its new data center (NYC3) in lower Manhattan.

Telx will incorporate ABB Decathlon into a 3 megawatt data center as it renovates space on the tenth floor of 32 Avenue of the Americas. ABB Decathlon will optimize electrical energy consumption and cooling in the new data center by managing some 14,000 calculated points.Telx currently serves 1,200 customers through 20 data centers across the United States, with a total capacity of more than 115 megawatt. The rapidly expanding company provides colocation, cloud and connectivity services, data center services and support to customers requiring high levels of connectivity.

According to the Telx leadership team, a principal reason for selecting ABB Decathlon was its open platform designed and built with industrial controls, rather than with the typical office building management system approach employed by other data center infrastructure management products.

“In evaluating infrastructure management systems for its Manhattan site, Telx project leaders found three advantages in ABB Decathlon,” said Rich Ungar, global head of research and development for ABB in North America. “Its industrial control perspective offers exceptional reliability and operational control. Its enterprise support has a software package that can unify their new systems with their existing data centers. The commitment of ABB, a global leader in power automation and technology, to provide the software and services they need in a timely, cost-effective way, was also a noted advantage.”

With the industrial-control foundation of ABB Decathlon, Telx will have the ability to gain a single operational view of its entire data center enterprise, beginning with the Manhattan site. ABB Decathlon’s open platform with a modular design will help Telx continuously update and expand its data center’s infrastructure with functional components from any vendor. The enterprise can grow in its sophistication as customer requirements shift.

About ABB Decathlon:
ABB Decathlon (, built on an open platform design, provides the tools to manage a flexible network of power, cooling and IT systems for maximum reliability, energy efficiency and optimal utilization of all data center assets. It is part of ABB’s broad portfolio of integrated solutions, products and services, from AC and DC electric distribution systems to enterprise management and grid connections.

About ABB
ABB ( is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable enterprise, utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. The company has invested heavily in North America over the past three years, with acquisitions totaling nearly $10 billion. ABB employs around 30,000 throughout the region.

About Telx:
Telx is a leading provider of data center solutions including colocation, interconnection and cloud enablement services in 13 strategic North American markets. With industry leading 100% Uptime & 100% “On-Time” Service Delivery SLAs, Telx clients are able to confidently build more agile businesses faster with reduced infrastructure complexity and broader reach to new markets. Telx provides a carrier neutral ecosystem to offer our 1,200+ clients a significantamount of competitive alternatives for guaranteed connectivity to a vast ecosystem of high performance global networks and service providers.

Telx is a privately held company, servicing all industry types with dual headquarters in New York and San Francisco. Telx has a total of 20 strategic data centers which include six facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), as well as facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.

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