IT Demand Management
Consider Installs, Moves, Uninstalls… to IT equipment considering space, power, cooling, network
and weight in choosing locations.
Synchronize the virtual facility with other management tools by, for example, importing changes from
asset management tools, and use simulation to assess plans before deployment.
Use thermal simulations to reset cooling limits on cabinets as IT layout deviates from original
Export updated cooling limits back to IT asset management tools.
Assess the impact of taking an ACU down for maintenance or simulate an ACU failure scenario.
Identifying potential energy savings – for example, identify bypass air and ACU short-circuiting plus
test potential fixes before deployment.
Periodically assess whether the facility is being overcooled and reconsider energy efficiency
measures that could be adopted.
Test whether cooling set-points can be turned up to make cooling system more efficient without
Test effectiveness of proposed changes such as hot- or cold- aisle containment or cabinet-level
cooling before deployment.
Test impact of new cable routes on airflow management before deployment.
Consider changes to cooling strategies.
Assess effects of different control strategies such as group control, control-on-supply or pressure
Test performance of a new ACU design such as EC fans in the floor void or variable-speed drives.
Diagnose the cause of overheating equipment.
Test potential fixes before deployment.
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“Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results”
While monitoring is essential to understand your present state, making any change is all about understanding future implications. Future Facilities are pioneering the use of Predictive modelling throughout the lifecycle of a data center.
Using a Virtual Facility, future plans can be overlaid onto the present state to predict the future resilience, stranded capacity and energy efficiency.
Our bottom-up rather than top-down approach ensures that no pieces are missing from the picture. The basic building block of Predictive Modeling is a single data hall, combining IT with infrastructure. This allows you to predict the engineering consequences of any change.
Future Facilities now provide a solution that uses the same Virtual Facility as the industry-leading solution for Data Center Design and Assessment giving improved communication between data center operators and their consultants.
Dedicated to Data Centers
Our software and engineering teams are fully dedicated to the Data Center industry, providing a unique combination of data center expertise, research and engineering analysis. This includes software, training, support and consultancy in the following areas:
- Data Center Design
- Data Center Assessment
- Data Center Operations