Article - To Simulate, Or Not To Simulate?

First Published: Data Center Management magazine, Mar/Apr 2011

To simulate, or not to simulate? With data centres, there really is no question, says Alexandra Bannerman, Technical Marketing Engineer, Future Facilities.


"Simulation in the data centre industry has often been a topic for contention; while those who have seen and/or reaped the benefits champion it as the future for successful data centres, there are sceptics who still question its necessity."

"CFD simulation is often misrepresented as a 'hit-and-miss' airflow management tool. While this may be true for some of the products on the market, the leading simulation technology has evolved far beyond airflow management, and provides an unrivalled level of detail and accuracy which is tried, tested and trusted by major global corporations and financial institutions.

DCIM, energy efficiency, and all other data centre themes can all be pulled together within the 'Virtual Facility' concept at the root of Future Facilities' 6SigmaDC software suite, which provides a perfect representation of any facility in the past, present or future."

"This comprehensive view of the data centre in its entirety makes the simulation solution a rewarding one for any company wishing to save money, increase efficiency and resiliency, and improve facility management."

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