Future Facilities Named "Cool Vendor" in the DCIM Space by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

SAN JOSE, Calif. May 2012 Future Facilities, a leading provider of data center design and operations management software, today announced that it has been named a "2012 Cool Vendor in DCIM and Related Tools" by leading analyst firm Gartner Inc.

The report examined five vendors with unique DCIM tools and cited three key findings:

• Data center managers recognize that power and cooling represent major challenges, and that data center
   infrastructure management (DCIM) and related tools can effectively help minimize these challenges.

• More than 60% of the data center managers Gartner recently polled will have implemented DCIM and
   related tools at some point by 2013.

• DCIM is likely to be self-funding; the cost of the tools is likely to be offset by the savings in powercosts
   DCIM helps enable.

"We're honored to be cited by a leading firm like Gartner, whose reports and analysis carry a lot of weight in the IT and critical infrastructure community," said Sherman Ikemoto, General Manager, Future Facilities North America. "For us, this report reinforces Future Facilities' belief that simulation must be at the center of an effective capacity management and optimization DCIM process."

Future Facilities' flagship 6SigmaDC software offering enables data center owners and operators to maximize the utilization of available data-center space, power, cooling and airflow resources, helping them avoid over-provisioning of cooling without compromising the lifespan of critical data center infrastructure.

Recently, Future Facilities has been assisting data center owners and operators with reclaiming lost capacity in their data centers. Earlier this spring, Future Facilities released a white paper titled The Elephant in the Room is Lost Capacity. How do Short Term Drivers Erode Long Term Goals? The white paper was developed to help data center operators understand and tackle capacity issues.

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About Future Facilities
Future Facilities is a leading provider of simulation software for the design, optimization and management of mission-critical facilities and data centers. A leader in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, Future Facilities offers a suite of integrated software products that tackles the challenges of data center lifecycle engineering.

Additional information can be found at www.futurefacilities.com