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Pacific Controls Sets up Cloud Computing Research Lab at Dubai University

HANNOVER, Germany, March 4, 2011 -- Pacific Control Systems LLC, Dubai, announced a joint initiative with the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) in opening a cloud computing lab dedicated to research and development on ICT enabled managed energy services solutions for buildings and infrastructure. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the CeBIT conference in Hannover.

The “Pacific Controls Cloud Computing Research Lab” will enable the Dubai-headquartered world-class developer and provider of global total automation solutions to engage in various strategic scientific developments. This will include R&D in enhanced virtual software services (Gbots), virtual robots for energy efficiency.

Dilip Rahulan, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Controls, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Vienna University of Technology. It is our constant endeavor to support ICT enabled managed services solutions for buildings and infrastructure. Through the use of our virtual software technology (Gbots), a new paradigm can be created to revolutionize managed services for buildings and infrastructure achieving substantial energy savings and reducing operational costs.”

Professor Schahram Dustdar of the Distributed Systems Group will review the design and development strategy and conduct scientific research in the field of virtual software services (Gbots) developed by Pacific Controls through the use of ICT enabled managed services solutions for buildings and infrastructure.

Team members of the “Pacific Controls Cloud Computing Research Lab” at Vienna, will provide access and training at the company’s R&D facilities in Dubai, India, USA, Saudi Arabia and 24 cities where the company intends to establish Command Control Centers for managed services. Pacific Controls will offer internship opportunities for students from the Vienna University of Technology at its sites.

About Pacific Controls

Pacific Controls is an IS0 9001:2008 company providing ICT enabled managed services and converged engineering solutions for buildings and infrastructure projects globally. Pacific Controls has pioneered the concept of city centric management of buildings and infrastructure, and has established the world’s first Global Command Control Center for energy and managed engineering services. The Global Command Control Center serves clients globally by enabling the monitoring and management of their assets, carrying out: continuous commissioning, measurement & verification of their carbon footprint and converting them into carbon financial instruments, in real time. Pacific Controls offers its managed services using “GALAXY” its enterprise platform hosted on the Pacific Controls Cloud Computing Network. Global assets are connected in real time to the cloud using M2M hardware developed by Pacific Controls. The company has delivered some of the world’s largest ICT enabled integration projects.

About Vienna University of Technology

The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For nearly 200 years, the TU Vienna has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Vienna is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. visit

The Distributed Systems Group (DSG) of the Vienna University of Technology directed by Prof. Schahram Dustdar, conducts research and teaching in distributed computing and systems with particular emphasis on software services, software architectures, and novel paradigms for distributed systems. The DSG investigates foundations and explores novel applications of technologies to the development of distributed services. The focus is on of Service-oriented Computing, Autonomic, Complex, and Context-aware Computing, Cloud Computing, and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. visit


Source: Pacific Controls

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