SynapSense and Future Facilities, Ltd today announced the integration of SynapSense Data Center Monitoring and Energy Management Solution into the Future Facilities “Virtual Facility” data center modeling environment. Available in July upon the release of 6SigmaDC V6, the integrated solution will combine real-time monitoring and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools to offer a complete view of the past, present and future states of the data center environment.

The SynapSense solution features real-time wireless monitoring and energy management with SynapSense Adaptive Control which provides the world’s leading data centers with the ability to continuously align cooling capacity with changes in IT load. SynapSense Adaptive Control™ optimizes cooling capacity and allows customers to drive energy savings of up to 35 percent of cooling costs, while also featuring the security, redundancy and resiliency expected of an enterprise-scale solution.

Future Facilities’ pioneering Virtual Facility model is a 3D, photorealistic historical record of operational changes and IT assets and an accurate predictive tool for capacity planning and calculating the environmental response of any future changes. The Virtual Facility model can be used to understand and manage the supply and return of cooling air that is fundamental to IT equipment resilience and overall facility power usage efficiency.

The Virtual Facility model now accepts environmental and power consumption sensor readings directly from the SynapSense solution. This integration will provide data center managers with a complete set of performance and environmental data at any point in time including past, real-time present and future. This holistic, time-infinite view includes both CFD results from the Virtual Facility model, as well as environmental data collected by SynapSense sensors. The combination of real-time measurement data and CFD simulation provide invaluable information for operating a more efficient and cost-effective data center.

“We are delighted to have SynapSense as a partner," said Hassan Moezzi, director of Future Facilities. “The combination of real-time monitoring and the Virtual Facility approach is the ultimate approach to managing reliability and performance of our customers’ physical assets.”

“SynapSense is delivering an enterprise-level operating platform for the world’s leading data centers, and with an integrated interface from Future Facilities predictive capabilities, customers receive the goodness of both real-time and predictive tools that allow for impressive operational efficiencies,” said Peter Van Deventer, CEO of SynapSense.