The Challenge of Data Center
Infrastructure Management

Data center managers today deal with countless variables: technology refresh, critical infrastructure management, airflow management, and many more. Each of these variables impacts the others, and a small change in the corner of a room can affect IT in unexpected ways.

The challenges of data center capacity management are common across Enterprise, Co-Location and HyperScale data centers. So, how can you see the impact of change? How can you plan for future deployments? CFD gives you the visibility you need to answer these questions - and more - for any data center. 

Infrastructural Challenges

Cooling Infrastructure - Which units should I choose, and how do they change my current cooling performance?

Cooling Efficiency - What if I raise data center air temperatures? How does that impact my current IT resilience and future IT capacity?

Containment - Is it worth the payback? Which should I pick: hot or cold?

Redundancy – Will my redundant units operate properly during a cooling failure?

Hotspots - What's causing the hotspots in my room? What should I change to fix it? 

Floor Grilles - Is one grate direction better than another in certain locations?

IT Challenges

Technology refresh – My IT vendor just released a new server; how will this change power/cooling in my existing data center?

Moving to higher density – Can my current cooling & power infrastructure handle increased power density?

Future capacity – How do I forecast my power, space and cooling needs for the future?

IT Resilience - How safe is my current configuration? Will my IT services be affected if part of my configuration overheats?

Data center consolidation – How do I migrate and locate existing equipment to new locations, while ensuring resilience and efficiency?


Core Components of
Data Center Management

Managing data center performance is critical to any modern business environment. The Virtual Facility (VF), powered by computational fluid dynamics (CFD), gives you your very own testing ground to push your data center limits without risk.

From data center infrastructural changes to routine IT asset management, engineering simulation allows you to quickly evaluate deployment decisions - so you can be confident that every change is optimized to maximize your facility’s capacity, efficiency and resiliency. 




Maximize your future deployment options and fully utilize your cooling infrastructure investment.




Investigate how far you can raise
your data center’s air temperatures
without compromising IT.



Visualize which servers are at risk of overheat under normal operating conditions and failure scenarios.





How Do I Bring 6SigmaDCX Into My Operations?

We understand that bringing a new tool into the business can be daunting, and that it can take time to learn. With this in mind, our recommended on-boarding process is designed to provide value from the start.

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When you begin using our award-winning software, we can train you to create detailed 3D models of your data centers quickly and easily. These contain all your critical power and cooling infrastructure, along with the entire IT configuration - including racks and IT equipment.

We’re also the only data center CFD tool that is integrated with the majority of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions currently on the market, so you can utilize your existing data to get started quickly. 

Case Study for Cost-Energy Savings:
Citigroup & NYSERDA FlexTech Initiative

Citigroup utilized the Virtual Facility (VF) 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 VF allowed Citigroup to simulate and predict the impact of any change – removing uncertainty in the decision-making process and creating the potential for the VF to be fully integrated into their workflow.

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