The Capacity Planning Challenge

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.

 

 

 

Benefits of the Virtual Facility in Operations

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.

Collaborate

Collaborate
Across Teams

Connect IT and facilities teams to better analyze the effects of IT changes on power, space and cooling before physical deployment.

 

 

Make Decisions

Make Decisions
Confidently

Analyze “what-if” scenarios ranging from high-density deployments to equipment failures, and ensure that plans can be implemented safely.

Speed

Accelerate
Your Process

Remove bottlenecks and combat unecessary costs by increasing confidence and communication between teams.

 

 

 

 

The Virtual Facility Platform

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.

 

The Virtual Facility for Operations

6Sigma Access

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.

6Sigma Room

Facilities engineers use 6SigmaRoom to predict the impact of proposed changes on power distribution, space utilization, weight limits and cooling paths.

6Sigma Gateway

6SigmaGateway module imports live data such as power and temperature into the model. The live data is merged onto the existing model for accurate predictions. 

 

 

The Virtual Facility is ready to deploy today.

Employ our expert engineering team to build a comprehensive VF model and perform one of our standard assessments of your data center's health. 
 

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