Future Facilities Announces Data Center Design and Analysis Update

April 11, 2011 by  

Hosting ServicesSAN JOSE, CA – Future Facilities has introduced 6SigmaDC release 6.1 of its popular data center design and operations software. The new release provides an enhanced toolset for the virtual modeling of electronic components, systems and data centers, enabling cooling challenges to be addressed right throughout the supply chain.

Using 6SigmaDC, data center designers can construct a holistic and mathematically accurate 3D model of any facility at any point in its lifecycle. The model, or Virtual Facility (VF), can then be used to assess initial design proposals as well as layout and load changes prior to physical implementation; saving time and avoiding risk and cost.

Sherman Ikemoto, General Manager, Future Facilities Inc., said, “The new and improved tools and objects in 6SigmaDC release 6.1 make model creation more intuitive, quicker and easier. A major step forward is the addition of an interactive Task Guide which improves model quality control and provides a step-by-step approach to model build, solution and analysis.”

The interactive Task Guide is designed to eliminate the need for software training and assist users to create their own Virtual Facilities as well as perform analyses and generate reports. It comprises six Main Tasks: Architecture, Technical Space, Power and Data, Cooling, Analysis and Reporting. Wizards, detailed guidance, tutorials and context sensitive help aid the user throughout the process, tracking progress and recommending the next logical modeling steps.

The new software release incorporates increased import and export options, enabling easier integration and data sharing between a wide range of third party applications including Aperture and Asset Point asset management applications, RF Code and Synapsense monitoring solutions and, most recently, nlyte data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software.

6SigmaDC release 6.1 ships with Future Facilities’ recently introduced 6SigmaRoomLite, developed for those customers who require a less feature-rich and less complex application to provide a more immediate analysis of data centre space.

To find out more about 6SigmaDC release 6.1 and how it can help increase data center availability and efficiency call 408 436 7701 or visit

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