Smart Pillars and EkkoSense target 30% average data center cooling energy savings in Egypt.

Cheryl Billson
PR and Communications

Feb 25, 2021

  • Cairo, Egypt-based digital transformation partner is first organization to bring proven EkkoSense data center optimization benefits to region
  • Smart Pillars is latest global partner to join EkkoSense network as international software sales gather momentum

EkkoSense, the leading provider of software-driven thermal optimisation and capacity management solutions for data centers, appoints Cairo-based Smart Pillars as its first Egyptian sales and implementation partner.

Smart Pillars is a specialist provider of Internet of Things (IoT)-based digital transformation solutions across key sectors including Banking & Finance, Telecoms and ICT. The company will focus on making EkkoSense’s proven EkkoSoft Critical IoT-enabled data center monitoring solution available for the first time to customers across Egypt and surrounding area.

“We’ve already seen how EkkoSoft Critical can be easily deployed across a broad range of data centers, and how it consistently cuts average data center cooling energy usage by around a third with an ROI of 12 months or less,” explained Ahmed Abdo, one of the founders of Smart Pillars. “In addition to these impressive energy savings, the fact that EkkoSoft Critical also equips data center IT and facilities management teams with true, real-time insight into their cooling, capacity and power usage opens up exciting new possibilities for data center performance optimisation across our region.”

Ahmed Abdo from Smart Pillars – The new EkkoSense partner for Egypt.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Smart Pillars team to help introduce the benefits that EkkoSoft Critical brings to data centers in Egypt. Smart Pillars brings deep IoT, AI and digital transformation skills to this partnership, and we look forward to unlocking benefits for Smart Pillars customers as they monitor, manage and maximize the performance of their data centers,” added Dean Boyle, EkkoSense’s CEO.

EkkoSoft Critical software delivers an average 30% cooling energy saving, significantly reducing cooling equipment capex investment requirements and delivering a valuable contribution to corporate NetZero commitments through sustained carbon usage reductions in the data center. The EkkoSense solution provides an attractive business case as it enables true real-time M&E Capacity Planning for power, cooling and space – at a fraction of the cost of more expensive and complex DCIM solutions. Interest in the software is growing internationally – with more and more distributors and resellers now joining EkkoSense’s global partner network.


About EkkoSoft Critical

EkkoSoft Critical enables true real-time M&E Capacity Planning for power, cooling and space – at a fraction of the cost of expensive and complex DCIM solutions. EkkoSense’s powerful advanced software analytics draws on EkkoSoft Critical’s real-time data to help maximise data center performance. Read more…

About Smart Pillars (SP): Smart Pillars is based in Cairo, Egypt and is an established digital transformation partner offering deep IoT and AI skills and comprehensive systems integration and support capabilities. The company focuses on executing ICT to IoT transformation projects, and its powerful ecosystem alliance supports the Smart Pillars mission to deliver the highest quality products and solutions to strategic business partners and corporate clients.