Siemens today announced a strategic partnership with BASELAYER Technology, LLC, the U.S-based manufacturer of software-defined modular data centers and infrastructure management software. Siemens will integrate its intelligent data center technologies, including power distribution, control and metering, and fire safety into BASELAYER's modular data center's portable and customizable solution that can be located anywhere data capacity is needed. With Siemens' technology and BASELAYER's modular data center platform, operators will have greater insight into a data center's power flow, resulting in greater energy efficiency and operational flexibility.

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"By entering into this partnership with BASELAYER, Siemens is better positioned to bring our intelligent data center technologies to the modular data center space and deliver added value to consumers of Web-scale and High Performance Computing (HPC) applications, while also bringing innovative products into data-intensive verticals like telecom and healthcare," said John Kovach, Siemens Global Head of Data Center Solutions. "Working with innovative partners such as BASELAYER allows us to collectively deliver advanced technology in an incredibly reliable, efficient, and cost-effective manner."

The partnership will enhance BASELAYER' s ability to deploy its technology across the globe, with an immediate benefit coming to data center deployments connected directly to the utility grid. By using Siemens intelligent busway technology, BASELAYER is also able to reduce the footprint within the module and allow for more space for IT equipment. Additionally, the busway offers a high degree of flexibility to provide localized power distribution, which allows BASELAYER's control systems to optimize airflow down to the component level. The technology will help improve BASELAYER's existing benchmark of 19 percent energy reduction and $200,000 per megawatt of operational savings.

"Both companies share a common vision to connect the critical infrastructure layer with the IT stack," said William D. Slessman, CEO of BASELAYER. "This alignment across every level of the data center will offer data center consumers greater transparency, leading to better decision-making capabilities. We look forward to this new chapter in our relationship with Siemens."

As a leading global technology company, Siemens offers power distribution, automation, security, fire safety, renewables, and energy efficiency solutions for critical data centers around the world. BASELAYER's products include software-defined modular data centers, along with infrastructure management software and big data analytics.

To learn more about this new strategic partnership and Siemens advanced technology for data centers, please visit us at Datacenter Dynamics booth #22.

BASELAYER will be presenting on the deployment of modular data centers at the grid at Datacenter Dynamics on October 27 at 12:20 p.m. as part of the Critical Environment Track.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment - such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems - and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. With 343,000 employees in more than 200 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $98 billion in fiscal 2014. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.2 billion, including $5.2 billion in exports, and employs approximately 46,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

BASELAYER Technology, LLC (Chandler, AZ) invented the software-defined modular data center. Founded in 2008, BASELAYER simplifies the data center and makes it smart. BASELAYER's advanced modular technology, infrastructure management software and big data analytics bridge the gap between data center operators, IT professionals and the enterprise's customers. For more information about BASELAYER, visit us at

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