Canara, a provider in critical power analytics and facility management services, has announced the launch of Canara Insight+ for Batteries, the first-ever all-inclusive predictive monitoring service for mission critical facilities. The subscription-based solution bundles monitoring hardware, hardware replacement, and Canaras predictive monitoring service to provide a complete solution. Data center operators that embrace this model can simplify their operations and realize cost savings of up to 50 percent.
Canara Insight+ for Batteries is fundamentally changing the business of battery asset management by replacing upfront capital and costly hardware maintenance with a subscription-based, all-inclusive service, said Tom Mertz, CEO of Canara. The bundled model not only includes integrated monitoring hardware and an online portal, but also a expert power analysts to interpret performance data to predict and prevent failures, prolong asset life, and ensure uptime.
Historically, monitoring and managing backup-power systems in a data center environment involved substantial upfront capital, unplanned maintenance expenses, costly personnel training and time-consuming reporting. Unlike the traditional risk and react approach, Canaras new end-to-end service embraces a predict and prevent model through providing and managing every aspect of battery asset management. As a result, facility managers are empowered to focus on business priorities instead of the headaches of reviewing and analyzing performance data.
Canara Insight+ for Batteries hardware, Canara Quadrant Controller, gathers the same performance data with 80 percent less battery connections, resulting in a smaller hardware footprint and fewer points of failure than the traditional monitoring infrastructure. In addition, implementation and replacement is quick and non-intrusive.
Canaras predictive and monitoring analytics as a service not only removes upfront capital, but provides convenient visibility into current performance, extends battery life, protects systems from thermal runway and reduces maintenance costs.
By gathering core data in a facility, we can help mission critical facilities improve energy and operational efficiencies and ensure availability, said Brian Hanking, chief technology officer at Canara. Our as-a-service model helps facility managers navigate the procurement, install, commissioning and replacement of their critical power infrastructure.