451 Research Reports on the Importance of Future Facilities’ ACE Metric for Data Centers

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Leading analyst firm explores the impact of Future Facilities’ measurement for the Availability, Capacity, and Efficiency of data center operations

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Future Facilities, a leading provider of data center design and operations management software, today announced the release of a report by 451 Research on the ACE (Availability, Capacity, Efficiency) score and how this metric can be used to assess the performance and quantify the risk of design and operational decisions.

“We are delighted to see ACE featured by 451 Research”

In the report titled “Future Facilities says ‘ACE it’ to assess the real impact of datacenter changes,”  Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President for Datacenter Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT at 451 Research, discusses the ACE score, developed by Future Facilities. ACE was created to assess and visualize the three critical indicators of a data center’s performance. The report by 451 Research explores the place of ACE among other industry metrics, like PUE, examines the merit of ACE at the business level for facilities, and discusses how the score allows both technical and business managers to understand the effect of different decisions.

According to the report, “The key to ACE is that it enables managers to see how their data centers are scored against three important parameters (which are often competing) in terms of design goals or impact: availability, capacity and efficiency… its adoption may encourage wider use of models to simulate and improve datacenter performance.”

“ACE can help managers gain relatively quick and accurate insight into the status and performance of their datacenters,” said Andy Lawrence, Analyst at 451 Research. “ACE, as now outlined by Future Facilities, could be used in a very practical way to make data center decisions.”

“We are delighted to see ACE featured by 451 Research,” said Sherman Ikemoto, Director, Future Facilities North America. “The data center is meant to be a flexible IT platform to support the business. But, operational flexibility comes at a cost. For the first time, operators can quantify this cost with ACE, and do so predictively. ACE helps operators avoid mistakes and enable better business level decision making. Before ACE, operators were in the dark about the risks being incurred within their data centers.”

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About Future Facilities

For nearly a decade, Future Facilities has provided software and consultancy to the world’s largest data center owner-operators and to leading electronics designers. The company, which is privately funded, optimizes data center utilization through continuous modeling. In doing so, it has saved its customers millions of dollars. Innovative and progressive, Future Facilities is today unique in the market place; it is the only company providing scientifically-sound answers to the what-ifs? that have for so long been impossible to answer with real confidence.

Additional information can be found at http://www.futurefacilities.com.

About 451 Research

451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, is focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company’s analysts provide critical and timely insight into the competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. Business value is delivered via daily concise and insightful published research, periodic deeper-dive reports, data tools, market-sizing research, analyst advisory, and conferences and events. Clients of the company – at vendor, investor, service-provider and end-user organizations – rely on 451 Research’s insight to support both strategic and tactical decision-making. The 451 Group is headquartered in New York, with offices in key locations, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Seattle, Denver, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Singapore and Moscow.

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