This paper, written for senior managers in the data center owner-operator business, describes how Future Facilities’ ACE performance score and predictive modeling for DCIM were used to save $10 million in one data center. It follows on from our previous paper, Five Reasons your Data Center’s Availability, Capacity and Efficiency are being Compromised, and describes how we achieved these savings in a three-stage process: assess, improve, maintain.
In the design and operational phases of data center management, there is a continuing need to meet business goals – from reducing costs to achieving optimal performance and operational flexibility.
How well a facility meets the performance demands of several stakeholder groups is ultimately decided by three intertwined variables: availability, physical capacity and cooling efficiency (ACE).
In our previous paper, Five Reasons your Data Center’s Availability, Capacity and Efficiency are being Compromised, we established the main causes of low capacity utilization, increased downtime and cooling inefficiencies, and the impact they have on your costs.
The solution, as our customers have learned, is to manage ACE sustainably. Future Facilities’ ACE performance score – a way of assessing how compromised your data center has become and how much operational flexibility it can offer you – allows you to do exactly that. To demonstrate this, we’ve written this paper to illustrate, through a real life example, how the score is today being used to meet owner-operators’ aspirational goals.Download Case Study