Matching cooling output to current load
Put simply, the main goal of the Vigilent system is to match the cooling delivered to your facility with the heat generated by the current IT load.
Of course, in a dynamic environment with constantly changing variables that are hard to predict, that simplicity is harder to achieve than it might appear. In fact, the amount of data we collect every minute far exceeds the ability of people to manage or analyze it on a regular basis, making machine learning necessary.
The algorithms our system uses automatically adjust to any changes in your data center. This dynamic approach means our system is constantly updating and not making guesses about your facility.
Our system constantly changes airflow from all your cooling resources to match real-time needs. We also keep headroom in mind, to provide for resiliency.
This approach makes the most sense, especially if a facility cannot guarantee that configurations or environmental parameters won’t change. Because the second your facility’s needs do change, any previous hardwired settings that resulted from manual remediation are outdated and meaningless.
Granular Data Supports Effective Planning
The system tracks cooling performance on a unit-by-unit basis, providing you the information you need to plan maintenance or accommodate planned changes in IT load. If you experience an unexpected increase in IT load, our system will adjust in real time to address this change. If you add more IT equipment to your racks, or install containment, the system will automatically discover, interpret, and address these changes, as well.
And not only do we address changes in real time, the system never stops providing the cooling the facility needs at any given moment, with the lowest energy spend. Reducing your energy spend is always part of the equation.
Our system can even allow facility operators to run lights out, if they wish. The system will watch and monitor the system 24/7, so they don’t have to.