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6SigmaRoom Testimonials

We couldn't really say it any better ourselves so below are a few people who have been happy enough to say it for us!

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'The 6SigmaDC software has been a real joy to use with a simple and intuitive interface, significantly reducing our CFD development time.'

 George Hannah, Product Design & Development Manager, Airedale Ltd.

'AKF has been using 6SigmaDC for over 3 years and we couldn’t be more pleased with the software and the support from Future Facilities. We have used other CFD modeling tools in the past but 6SigmaDC is easy to use and provides thorough results for the entire data center. CFD model results include all levels below the raised floor and above a ceiling plenum. The most impressive aspect of 6SigmaDC is the ability to view the CFD results at the IT device level within the cabinets and racks. This is most beneficial when planning and troubleshooting higher density areas. We are able to pinpoint existing and potential issues. We have shown clients many design improvement benefits including equipment cabinet positioning and aisle/ cabinet containment solutions. 6SigmaDC also has the ability to be adjusted to meet the installed conditions. The software goes beyond the theoretical CFD modeling and each model can be calibrated. After the virtual facility has been created we have adjusted the model to more accurately represent the data center environment. 
Future Facilities staff have been extremely helpful to our engineering team as we have increased our CFD modeling services. They are available to assist with any of our questions. 6Sigma equipment libraries are kept up to date and save us time. This is not the case with other modeling software that we have used. 
We continue to use 6Sigma as a design and planning tool for our data center work. We look forward to the future advances of the 6SigmaDC software. '

Ryan Malin, Partner, AKF Group

'The 6SigmaDC suite of software is a set of powerful and yet easy to use products that have become an integral part of ARUP's data centre design process. During design it allows ARUP to accurately prototype its data centres before they leave the drawing board. During operation it allows ARUP to engineer upgrade solutions without risking our clients' mission-critical business. The 'Virtual Facilities' offer an easy way to relay information to non-technical stakeholders and are visually attractive too. An extremely useful tool for data centre designers, engineers and operators alike. '

Stuart Hall, Senior Engineer, ARUP

'The software is quick and easy to use. You can do the CFD analysis a lot earlier in the process and the benefit for us is we can make it more of an engineering task than a CFD specialism. '

Andrew Harrison, Director, ARUP

'At ATS-Europe BV, we are very pleased with the capabilities of the 6SigmaET CFD software module. 6SigmaET is capable of analysing all kinds of issues and features within the electronics cooling field including non-rectangular shapes, like those found in LED light fixtures. A comprehensive standalone tool, 6SigmaET doesn't need additional MCAD software for data entry, which means it is especially straightforward to use. The software is fast, fits our thermal modelling needs perfectly, and experimental testing in our laboratories has proven that the simulation results predict component temperatures with accuracy. 
We are very satisfied with the excellent service from the Future Facilities team, and with 6SigmaET which helps us better serve our customer needs. '

Norbert Engleberts, Director, ATS-Europe

'Thank you, I simply could not have done it without such a powerful, easy to use, data centre specific CFD package.'

Paul Thacker, Sustainability and Services Engineer, British Antarctic Survey

'The difference between 6SigmaDC and your previous CFD software is extreme. The 6SigmaDC software allows us to look at a number of variables that were not previously available. It also produces a much more detailed report that allows our customers to better evaluate redundancy as well as capacity. I believe the 6SigmaDC Software was instrumental in our ability to recently win a project with a very technical customer (DoD). The win resulted in a shift from a competitive product to a RITTAL cooling product. 6SigmaDC was instrumental in proving that RITTAL could achieve the clients goals with fewer cooling units. '

Mark Ryan, President, Chesapeake Mission Critical

'When it comes to data center efficiency, there are few larger gains than improving the heat removal architecture. The Virtual Facility is the best tool I've seen to tie together cooling, availability and efficiency in one analytic model. A very valuable tool for many data center operations.'

Robert Aldrich, Senior Manager Energy Efficient Data Center Solutions, Cisco Systems, Inc.

'Over the years as a Data Center manager, I've look for the perfect Data Center Management software. In my opinion, I finally found it. 6SigmaDC along with 6SigmaFM is the complete package. I believe in the application so much that I purchased the license and started my own company. With these applications, I can create a detail CFD model and work with end user to take a pro-active approach in managing their changes within the Data Center along with keep an accurate asset inventory.'

Paul Brin, Principal, Creative Facility Design

'As an experienced data center designer and practitioner of Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis for the past 10 years, I’ve had the opportunity to use a variety of CFD tools across a wide spectrum of data centers of various sizes and power/thermal loads. I’ve been using Future Facilities’ 6SigmaDC suite of products for the past 5 years and have found it to be an exceptional tool for a variety of disciplines. The 6SigmaRack tool has allowed me to create and validate a number of unique designs as it offers capabilities that some tools simply do not have. I have modeled dozens of data centers using 6SigmaRoom and hands down, it is the most accurate and useful CFD tool, one that produces more highly detailed and valuable information than any other CFD tool on the market. In addition to the quality and capability of this set of tools, the level of technical support I’ve received has been extraordinary. Future Facilities has taken the art of data center analysis and design to a new level with its Virtual Facility concept and is providing necessary tools that will be an absolute requirement for the modern data center.'

John Wallerich, Senior Practice Executive, Data Center Design and Optimization, Dell Services

'The 6SigmaDC suite is leaps and bounds ahead of our previous software solutions. 6SigmaDC also offers many advantages over generic CFD software. It provides us with the detail and control required to quickly and accurately model even the most complex data centers. Since DLB began using it, 6SigmaDC has instantly become the most invaluable tool in our data center design and energy modeling process. It allows us to easily communicate with our clients and present results in a concise, yet informative manner. The suite provides DLB with a complete and streamlined solution for data center modeling that is unparalleled in the industry.'

Nick Gmitter, Design Engineer, DLB Associates

'We find the accuracy of the 6Sigma model to be very accurate. When we do a datacenter assessment we compare the actual measured results with what the model puts out; airflow, temperatures, and again we find that accuracy to be very good.'

Fred Stack, VP Marketing for Liebert Cooling Systems, Emerson Network Power

'Your software is everything I imagined it would be! Too addictive!'

John Cox, Manager of Datacenter Technologies, Great Lakes Case & Cabinet Co., Inc.

'6SigmaDC offers engineers and technical personnel a powerful tool to analyze the thermal behavior in data center environments. The way the different 6SigmaDC modules have been developed facilitate users with different CFD skill levels, from beginners to more advanced, to work on their projects and obtain results in a short amount of time. Its flexibility makes it an excellent tool for more complex projects like containerized data centers, transient analysis and free-cooling applications.'

Ernesto Ferrer, CFD Engineer, Hewlett-Packard

'HP has chosen 6SigmaDC because of its speed in solving data center simulations. The best practice is to model your layout, so you can plan for the flexibility needed to handle the increasing IT demands of the corporation for the next 10 to 15 years. 6SigmaDC provides exactly the level of confidence demanded by today’s info centric businesses. '

Paul Perez, VP, Hewlett-Packard

'6SigmaDC is an extremely useful tool that we use in the design phase of our mission critical projects. The program helps us to better understand the performance of our designs by providing a clear concise model and analysis of the design space. Often, we use the program to explore various design options and select the best performing system for a particular application. Ultimately, 6SigmaDC helps us to optimize the design of the data center.'

Dmitry Patent, Highland Associates

'Since purchasing 6SigmaDC Lite, Kelvin Emtech has been regularly using it for the conceptual design and future planning of data centers; both large and small. The visual aesthetics of the program are attractive and informative enough for even the non-technical eye; yet the complexity, intricacy, and precise details covered by the simulations render the capabilities of the suite nearly limitless.

Kelvin Emtech looks forward to a continued partnership with Future Facilities in a thriving data center market that will only require more cost-saving and efficiency planning in the future – something that could only be truly achieved through finely tuned CFD modeling.'

Jeffrey Gilchrist, Kelvin Emtech

'The 6SigmaDC suite is good software with a friendly interface. It really reduces time in model development and system analysis. Also, it gives good simulation results and is a good post-processing tool.'

Kuo-Chan Hung, PhD, Associate Researcher, National Center For
High-Performance Computing

'I have been in the research of thermal management of data centers for some years, and I appreciate the tremendous scale variations within the system design. The variation from chip scale to building scale creates significant problems for research work. I have found a design tool that can ease the gap; “6SigmaDC” proves to be very helpful and useful. In summary, it does a good job for it contains lots of features, it is easy to use, quick and fast, and most importantly accurate.'

Chi-Chuan Wang, PhD, Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE;
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

'The 6SigmaRoom software suite provides us with an unparalleled set of tools to quickly and accurately create a virtual model of our clients facilities so that we in turn can provide knowledgeable analysis and recommendations for them to save both energy and money.'

Noble Vision Group Engineer

'The 6SigmaDC software has proven to be a user friendly and flexible package enabling Red to provide a first class detailed data centre CFD modelling service to its clients. 6SigmaDC has now become a regular part of Red’s data centre design process and is particularly useful when looking at unusual designs such as particularly high density zones or non standard shaped rooms. We have also used 6SigmaDC with great effect to model the external air flows around a group of modular fresh air free cooling data centres to ensure there was no risk of exhaust air getting drawn into the fresh air intakes.'

Nick Vaney, Director, Red Engineering Design

'Rittal recently made a switch to 6SigmaDC software from a competing CFD tool. As a cabinet manufacturer, the 6SigmaDC software provides the thermal-performance modeling capabilities we need to meet our customer's planning and expectations of high performance data centers at the cabinet and room levels.'

Tony Dycus, IT Regional Sales Manager, Rittal Corp

'6SigmaDC has proven to be superior to any other CFD program that we have used in the past. It has provided us with the ability to enhance our Data Center cooling designs as well as analyze root causes of data center thermal issues in existing spaces, all with an extremely user-friendly interface. We have conducted extensive field measurements as part of the model validation process and can attest to its accuracy. To my knowledge this is the only product on the market that can provide the precision, flexibility, and level of granularity that we require as a part of our professional services offerings. In addition, the technical support provided by Future Facilities has been extremely helpful in flawlessly implementing the program for our use.'

Tamas Petofi, Mechanical Engineer, Robert Derector Associates

'Sub-Zero designs and manufactures leading edge airflow and efficiency management products for the data center. Many of our solutions are custom for specific clients and applications. We need extremely sophisticated, fast and flexible software tools to design our products, deliver on time and show the client the impact of our solution on their operations. We have recently switched to 6SigmaDC software from a competing CFD tool to better support our business model. We believe that 6SigmaDC is the only toolset that can match the development pace we set at Sub-Zero and can meet all of our modeling, design and consulting needs.'

Vince Lake, Vice President, Sub-Zero Engineering

'Since choosing 6SigmaDC as our CFD modeling tool in 2007, we have been able to help our customers more effectively by optimizing the layout and cooling for numerous data centers. The flexibility that 6Sigma offers allows us to keep up with the latest IT and cooling technologies. We use 6Sigma for new work as well as existing projects. It serves as an excellent tool for design, space & systems assessment, and energy auditing. Most importantly, we are confident in the results we receive from 6Sigma because they prove themselves correct time and time again.'

Ramzi Namek, Total Site Solutions

'The ability to accurately forecast rack level cooling requirements is an important step to optimizing data center efficiencies and overall facility performance. TSC feels that 6SigmaDC offers this in an extremely accurate and user friendly package.'

Michael Lahoud, Systems Engineer, Tubbesing Sales Corporation

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