SOURCE: Future Facilities North America

Future Facilities North America

January 22, 2013 09:49 ET

Future Facilities to Discuss Lost Data Center Capacity for the DCIM Academy

Webinar Segment Will Highlight a Case Study From a National Retail Chain and Provide Tools to Prevent and Reclaim Lost Data Center Capacity

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) -  Future Facilities North America, a leading provider of data center design and operations management software, today announced that its General Manager for North America, Sherman Ikemoto will be participating in the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Academy on Wednesday, January 30th to discuss the pitfalls of lost data center capacity.

At $10M to $30M per megawatt, IT compute capacity is a major capital investment for any company. After the investment has been made, each unit of capacity must be put to good use in the same way that companies need production from each employee. However, the typical yield rate for data center compute capacity is only seventy percent. The reason for lost capacity is non-optimal operational practices that fragment IT resources, making them unavailable to the IT equipment.

During this installment of DCIM Academy, Mr. Ikemoto will discuss how a large enterprise data center for a retail chain was able to mitigate lost data center capacity after discovering that its data center was operating at forty percent under assumed load. Determining that non-optimal airflow was the primary cause of the lost capacity, Future Facilities worked with the company to develop a mitigation strategy based on the simulation of power and cooling. 

Webinar participants will be provided with instructions on tools, techniques and best practices of data center modeling, while getting the answers to the following questions:

  • How is compute capacity lost?
  • Once lost, can it be reclaimed?
  • Can lost capacity be avoided altogether?

The DCIM Academy will be offered at two times on January 30th: 14:00 GMT for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 11:00 a.m. PST for the US and Canada. 

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About Future Facilities

Future Facilities is a leading provider of simulation software for the design, optimization and management of mission-critical facilities and data centers. A leader in predictive DCIM software, Future Facilities offers a suite of integrated software products that tackles the challenges of data center lifecycle engineering. Additional information can be found at

About DCIM Academy

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