Vigilent, a provider of energy management systems, has announced the latest release of its cooling platform for data centers, telcos and buildings, incorporating enhanced cooling system control, Intelligent Analytics and trending analysis.
The Intelligent Analytics is designed to enhance the resiliency of a facility’s cooling infrastructure while optimizing it for maximum energy efficiency, minute by minute. The artificial intelligence-based technology contributes to risk mitigation, delivers even greater energy savings and adds extensive, automated reporting and visualization capabilities.
The enhancements provide users with more granular monitoring and control of all cooling resources, and an improved user interface for comprehensive and instantaneous visibility into cooling and airflow status.
The advantage of such precise monitoring is that the amount of cooling delivered in a given moment is the actual amount of cooling required at that moment.
The expanded control and operational insights of the new energy management system reduces cooling costs and offers extended ride-through and warning time should any unusual events occur – essential to protecting uptime and availability.
“The size and complexity of data centers have grown beyond the capacity of humans to effectively manage them for maximum uptime, safety, and efficiency,” said Christopher Kryzan, vice president of Marketing for Vigilent. “Even the newest, most energy-efficient data centers can only operate at maximum cooling efficiency until something changes.”
“The Vigilent system automatically and intuitively responds to changes in cooling requirements, predicts potential issues, and acts to mitigate risk – giving operators much needed warning and time to respond to larger risk events,” Kryzan added.
With the ability to match cooling capacity to actual IT load in real time, customers can reduce energy costs. They also gain a better understanding of how much available cooling capacity they have at any given time.
The Vigilent system reduces energy use by up to 40 percent within the first few days of deployment, the company claims. It reduces a facility’s operational costs by identifying unused capacity, restoring and maintaining excess cooling for on-demand availability, and reducing equipment and maintenance costs through more consistent and effective operation.
The Vigilent Intelligent Energy Management System, Version 5, will be available in early December.
Enhanced trending features provide time-based analyses of comprehensive data center cooling data, covering CRAH/CRAC power and RAT&DAT, VFD speed, rack inlet temperature, under-floor pressure, relative humidity and ambient temperatures.
Edited by Braden Becker