Future Facilities, a software company dedicated to improving the design and operations of data centers, introduced DCX14 which accelerates the capacity planning process by unifying IT and Facilities under one platform that spans the entire planning process.
Focusing on core problems in the industry
Toolsets such as 6SigmaAccess and 6SigmaRoom in the 6SigmaDCX suite of products provide customers effective planning within 12 months. A healthcare customer can achieve using 6SigmaDCX to create efficiencies in its infrastructure, decreasing the data center’s cost to house each megawatt of infrastructure by over 25%. The latest version of this software focused on core problems in the industry like greater compromise and downtime caused by the tension between IT and Facilities teams.
In addition to this, to try and mitigate the issues of capacity planning, operators are building 50% more data centers than they need. To overcome these problems, DCX14 has been developed to be a data center digital twin that provides a comprehensive platform for operations that can streamline capacity planning, speed up decision making and enhance infrastructure performance.
DCX14 also has additional benefits including generating comprehensive dashboards, changing management reports and an email notification system to aid planning. DCX14 can also create “behind the scenes” schedulers for automated problem solving and reporting, and more.
It speeds up decision-making processes
Jonathan Leppard, COO at Future Facilities, talked about DCX14, saying:
“IT, operations and Facilities teams continue to be under enormous pressure to deliver capacity as quickly as possible without running the risk of increased downtime. This has not been helped by the latest run of DCIM tools not living up to their initial hype. A consequence of these pressures is that research has shown that nearly a third of businesses must compromise decision making processes all of the time.
We designed DCX14 to solve these issues by speeding up decision-making processes and enhancing infrastructure analysis throughout the life of a data center. We firmly believe that the digital twin for the data center, backed by simulation, is the wave of the future.”