Success within a data center starts with effective communication between teams, and a planning process that is as agile as it is reliable. Current industry practices favor short-term fixes over long-term capacity management strategies. Over time, this reduces data center performance.
Because data center managers must respond to problems as they arise, they are often forced to risk resilience and efficiency by making decisions based on inadequate data. So how can you make informed capacity plans while still maintaining flexibility and speed? By using the Virtual Facility.
We know that speed and quality can coexist in capacity planning. The key to achieving both is to enable teams to communicate and plan effectively. By creating a toolset customized for the capacity planning process, we have done just that.
Connect IT and facilities teams to better analyze the effects of IT changes on power, space and cooling before physical deployment.
Analyze “what-if” scenarios ranging from high-density deployments to equipment failures, and ensure that plans can be implemented safely.
Remove bottlenecks and combat unecessary costs by increasing confidence and communication between teams.
The Virtual Facility platform is a combination of our tools designed specifically for data center operations. It unites IT, facilities and data center managers through a centralized platform for analysis and decision making, which in turn increases efficiency and reduces risk.
For the IT or hardware planner, the platform enables you propose asset changes. This is done through our browser-based, multi-user tool called 6SigmaAccess.
Facilities engineers use 6SigmaRoom to predict the impact of proposed changes on power distribution, space utilization, weight limits and cooling paths.