Columbus, OH-- Emerson Network Power is collaborating with Future Facilities to advance virtual prototyping of data centers and is integrating the company’s 6SigmaDC computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools with the Aperture VISTA infrastructure management system. Emerson Network Power is also expanding the Liebert Data Center Assessment service globally.

“These developments support our strategy to aggressively develop more sophisticated tools and services to help global businesses manage the increasing complexity of their data center infrastructure,” said Fred Stack, vice president of Marketing, Liebert Precision Cooling, Emerson Network Power. “The need for capital and operational cost analytical tools and energy-efficiency metrics for the power, cooling and space dimensions of facilities continues to grow in importance and Emerson Network Power is taking steps to address these needs.”

Through the agreement with Future Facilities, the two organizations will leverage Emerson Network Power’s data-center experience and expertise together with Future Facilities’ technology in order to advance virtual data center prototyping. Virtual prototyping creates a single, holistic 3D view of the data center that can be used to simulate the environmental impact of equipment loads prior to installation to reduce risk and cost.