Enhance Colocation Experience with Digital Twins

With the adoption of 5G, edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses are increasingly relying on diversified digital infrastructures. Colocation facilities play a crucial part in ensuring businesses can meet these new and rising demands.

Due to colocation’s crucial role in the data center ecosystem, they need to evolve quickly without risk to uptime, all while keeping the end-user experience top of mind. Forward thinking colocation providers are doing just that with the help of digital twin technology.

A data center digital twin is a 3D, physics-based, virtual model or copy of the physical data center. Digital twins are especially relevant to colocation data centers because they can be studied and tested to assess the impact changes would have on the real-life counterpart ahead of implementation.

For colocation providers, digital twins enable:

  • confident operating
  • a holistic overview of data center performance
  • a toolset and methodology to optimize capacity and mitigate risk
  • an interactive, innovative end-user experience.

In other words, data center digital twins enable colocation data centers to optimize their facility without clients suffering any compromise. Specifically, the 6Sigma Digital Twin enriches colocation customer experience by providing easy access and secure visibility through a personalized web service portal to data about rented space, such as equipment inventories and simulated interventions, all shown via dashboards and customizable reports. 

If you’d like to learn more about how a digital twin ensures an interactive, positive end-user experience for colocation data centers, check out my article on DCD. If you’d like to see Future Facilities’ 6Sigma Digital Twin in action, watch our recent video case study.


Blog written by: Dave King, Product Manager


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