Kaiser Permanente used the 6Sigma Digital Twin to modernize their legacy data centers, minimize stranded capacity, and overcome power, cooling, and space challenges brought on by the extreme demands of high-density systems without compromising resilience. They continue to use the 6Sigma Digital Twin to run what-if scenarios to understand failure issues, plan future IT deployments to predict change, and reduce risk in their on-prem facilities where power densities are constantly growing. By enabling the migration of systems and services from colocation back to their data centers, they saved an estimated $300,000 a year.
Citigroup utilized the 6Sigma Digital Twin from Future Facilities to improve their NYC data center’s efficiency, finding potential savings of over $290,000 annually. With an initial investment of just $28,500 for remediation, the project is expected to see a full ROI in 6 months.
Powered by engineering simulation, the 6Sigma Digital Twin allowed Citigroup to simulate and predict the impact of any change – removing uncertainty in the decision-making process and creating the potential for the 6Sigma Digital Twin to be fully integrated into their workflow.
When CBRE’s global finance customer wanted to improve energy efficiency in a Tier IV data center - without compromising availability or sacrificing capacity - they chose the 6Sigma Digital Twin to make it happen. They safely assessed and evaluated a wide range of improvement plans, saving the bank an estimated $10+ million through combined efficiency and capacity gains in a single data center.
This case study highlights the benefits of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in data center operations. The analysis provided by Future Facilities (FF) gave the client a scientific foundation on which to carry out a largescale IT consolidation project, which would result in loading the data center to its maximum capacity. The investigation also demonstrated this deployment could be managed at reduced operating costs through alteration of the flow regime.
Thésée DataCenter, the first Tier IV Uptime-certified colocation data center in France, embedded the 6Sigma Digital Twin into their Data Center Management System (DCMS) to ensure an interactive, home-away-from-home end user experience. Thésée DataCenter continues to use the 6Sigma Digital Twin to ensure power, cooling, weight and capacity management are optimized. This solution will also be used to make informed decisions on IT deployment for both itself and its customers.
Wholesale and high-performance colocation provider Kao Data worked with Future Facilities to validate its data center Indirect Evaporative Cooling (IEC) design using the 6SigmaDCX suite of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software. Kao Data continues to work with Future Facilities to model complex designs to support enterprise, HPC and AI customers.
When Compass Datacenters™ wanted a tool to let them confidently capacity plan, they chose the 6Sigma Digital Twin. As a colocator whose disaster-resistant, future-proofed data centers have met with critical acclaim, the company has used the 6Sigma Digital Twin from their first day of trading to design and commission DCs that maximize revenue and ensure that service level agreements (SLAs) remain unbreached.
When RED Engineering designed a state-of-the-art rooftop plant for a Tier III 40,000 ft2 data center, they wanted to use the latest technology advances in cooling systems and design techniques. They used the 6Sigma Digital Twin to model the external environment and run simulations to ensure that the cooling system they designed would deliver the required capacity and resilience.
When Airedale needed a solution to enhance product design prior to prototyping, they chose the 6Sigma Digital Twin. With the 6Sigma Digital Twin's ability to model the internal workings of the units and the whole test facility environment, Airedale realized greater all-round performance in a fraction of the time and cost.
When Upsite Technologies - leaders in data center airflow management - sought to design and market their unique AisleLok® Modular Containment system, they turned to the 6Sigma Digital Twin. Harnessing the power of CFD simulation, Upsite’s designers took AisleLok from concept to production in less than a year. In doing so, they enjoyed significant returns on investment measured in time, money and competitive advantage.