Data center cooling vendor Liebert is partnering with 3D modeling specialist Future Facilities to provide advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to analyze the air flow within customer data centers. CFD modeling has become an increasingly important technology for companies trying to manage high heat loads in existing data centers, providing precise information about the flow of chilled air through a facility.
Liebert, a business of Emerson Network Power (EMR), will gain access to Future Facilities' 6SigmaDC suite of software products, which will help the Liebert design team evaluate the ventilation performance of new and existing data centers.
"Proper planning for power and cooling needs is the number one issue facing today`s data center managers," said Fred Stack, vice president of marketing, Liebert business, Emerson Network Power. "Future Facilities` success in integrating the complex strands of CAD, CFD and load capacity management will complement our data center environmental assessment activities, which are designed to help customers understand their current status and provide them a change management tool for analyzing data center evolution."
"In using 6SigmaDC to create a single and holistic 3D view of the data center, Emerson Network Power can simulate the thermal and environmental impact of equipment loads prior to installation, thereby reducing risk and cost for its customers," said Hassan Moezzi, director of Future Facilities.
Liebert and Future Facilitiess aid they plan to jointly develop additional applications to analyze capital and operational cost and energy efficiency metrics for the power, cooling and space dimensions of facilities.