Integrated solution eliminates data center “hot spots,” and optimizes cooling capacity
Menlo Park, CA – March 9, 2011 – nlyte Software, the only provider of performance-based solutions for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), announced today that it has expanded its DCIM solution through a partnership with Future Facilities, who are leaders in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to data center design and management. Accomplished through deep technical integration, as well as through coordinated marketing, sales and services activities, the joint offering is available immediately.
The bi-directional integration of the nlyte DCIM suite and Future Facilities’ 6SigmaDC suite of CFD tools adds simulation-based cooling capacity information into the intelligent capacity planning process. This enables customers to automatically populate a “Virtual Facility” model of their data center and calculate the available cooling for each rack or unit of IT equipment based on the overall airflow within the data center. An updated set of recommended cooling limits for each rack are then automatically exported from the Virtual Facility model and populated into the nlyte system. This in turn sets the nlyte operational systems rules for all moves, adds and changes. The combined solution enables a proactive approach for identifying potential hot spots within the data center while providing increased airflow management to reclaim stranded cooling capacity.
“We are excited to have nlyte as a partner,” said Hassan Moezzi, CEO, Future Facilities. “The combination of nlyte’s DCIM solution and our CFD modeling technology provides customers with advanced management capabilities that will help defer significant capital investments in additional cooling capacity and help reduce energy consumption.”
According to a recent note* by Rakesh Kumar, Research VP with analyst firm Gartner, “A CFD analysis provides many benefits, such as detecting hot spots, determining how the IT equipment should be configured and laid out, and predicting how much cooling capacity is left in the site. In simple terms, a well-conducted CFD analysis will reveal how effective cooling is around the whole data center, and around each piece of IT equipment at that moment in time.”
“At nlyte Software we pride ourselves with continued innovation and delivering next generation data center management capabilities to the market. Our partnership with Future Facilities is just the latest example,” said Jon Temple, President and CEO of nlyte Software. “This combined solution will help data center and facilities managers predict and minimize the risk of thermal failure, and save on overall data center energy costs.”
*Gartner, Inc., The Benefits of CFD Analysis in Designing and Running Modern Data Centers, Rakesh Kumar, March 1, 2011.
About nlyte Software
nlyte Software is a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions for intelligent capacity planning. Its performance-based solution enables the world’s largest companies to optimally place data center assets to make the most efficient use of power, cooling and space, enabling a reduction in operating expenses by as much as 20% annually. Founded by data center professionals in 2003, nlyte Software is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and can be found online at http://www.nlyte.com.
About Future Facilities
Future Facilities Limited is a company dedicated to addressing problems faced by modern Mission Critical Facilities. The company’s founders are experts in the design and application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software for the datacenter industry. http://www.futurefacilities.com
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