Romonet Launches Disruptive Free Tool to Help Companies Choose the Best Data Center Location

Romonet Launches Disruptive Free Tool to Help Companies Choose the Best Data Center Location

Romonet, the award-winning data center analytics company, has launched a new tool – Site Analysis Tool (SAT) – aimed at helping businesses and data center managers to quickly analyze and compare the impact of location and design on the performance of their data centers.

SAT is freely available on Romonet’s website to all business leaders and operational staff who want to understand and compare the differences in performance between the most common data center designs:

The tool enables users to compare the energy, PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), energy-cost and CO2 performance of each design across many different climates in Europe and North America. Currently Romonet’s tool covers 69 locations in the US and 22 locations in Europe and the company plans to continue adding locations as its data grows.

Users can either select a specific location and see how the four data center types compare in performance, or they can select a specific data center type to see how it performs across different geographical and climate regions. To ensure the simulation is as accurate as possible, users can also select the estimated IT load of the data center.

Users can also download a PUE surface plot that shows the expected PUE for all load points and external climate conditions. Romonet’s PUE surface plots are one of the most industry recognised visual outputs.

“In many cases, when having to decide on the location of a data center or its design companies would invest significant resources and time to get the necessary insight regarding the options most suitable for their business needs. SAT offers this information for free in a matter of seconds. I hope this will shake up the industry and make many business leaders reconsider the value and power of analytics data in decision-making regarding their data centers,” said Zahl Limbuwala, co-founder, Romonet.

SAT’s results are generated using over 1,600 simulation years’ worth of data processed with Romonet's patented Data Center Analytics technology.

Each simulation model represents a 1MW data center operating at one of four load points for twelve months using TMY (Typical Meteorological Year) data, calculating performance for each hour of the simulated year. These results are then totaled to provide typical annual performance metrics for each climate and energy cost region.

“SAT is a great starting point when looking at the initial design and location choices for a new data center. However, as the industry evolves and innovates data centers become increasingly sophisticated and generic data is simply not enough to model and calibrate a highly efficient, reliable facility. Romonet provides a range of data center lifecycle services that can guide data center decision makers with accurate analytics data based on their specific and unique characteristics.

Data centers are now under close scrutiny when it comes to their financial, energy and environmental performance. Business leaders need to up their game and realize that they need to analyse data center telemetry data constantly and compare their data centers’ performance against a dynamic baseline, if these facilities are to support business growth, meet their original business case and not become a risk,” said Limbuwala.

Romonet Selected as One of IDC’s Top Three Innovators of 2017

Romonet Selected as One of IDC’s Top Three Innovators of 2017

International Data Corporation (IDC) has recognized Romonet as one of only three innovative companies under $100 million in the data center facility industry.

Romonet was joined by OptiCool and Vigilent in this select list.

"Running an agile IT environment requires an equally agile physical facility that is prepared to accommodate demanding and fluctuating IT loads. Technologies that improve the ability to manage the physical environment are essential, especially as data center resources become more distributed to support digital transformation and IoT initiatives," said Jennifer Cooke, research director, Datacenter Trends & Strategies at IDC.

“This is deserved recognition for the influence Romonet has had in a rapidly evolving data center market,” explained Zahl Limbuwala, Romonet’s co-founder and CEO. “Accurate predictability has become fundamental to fast growing Cloud and colocation services providers, as well as enterprises looking to consolidate and adopt a hybrid approach. With our tools available, it’s hard to understand why companies would take such large financial, environmental and operational risks without using our data center lifecycle analytics to validate their decisions.”

In 2016, Romonet continued its growth within the large Cloud and colocation providers, and expanded its enterprise customers. With new partnership, product and certification program announcements due early in 2017, the company is expecting another strong year.

The report, IDC Innovators: Smarter Datacenter Infrastructure to Support Dynamic and Agile IT (IDC #US42059116), profiles vendors within the area of smarter data center infrastructure with an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business model or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines smarter data center companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.

Romonet named an Innovator by IDC Report

Romonet named an Innovator by IDC Report

idc-innovatorWe’re one of only three vendors in IDC’s latest report recognising innovative companies in the data center industry. Our platform offers complete data center lifecycle analytics and as IDC states, “provides a single, accurate way of reporting data to key decision makers.”

"Running an agile IT environment requires an equally agile physical facility that is prepared to accommodate demanding and fluctuating IT loads. Technologies that improve the ability to manage the physical environment are essential, especially as data center resources become more distributed to support digital transformation and IoT initiatives," said Jennifer Cooke, research director, Datacenter Trends & Strategies at IDC.

Read the full report.

Data Center Journal: Informed Decision Making Is Everything When Selecting Your Data Center Site

Data Center Journal: Informed Decision Making Is Everything When Selecting Your Data Center Site

dcj-hero-banner-augustCountless scenarios, decisions, financial implications and CSR objectives are assessed when choosing a new data center site.

In Romonet's latest article for the Data Center Journal, we outline some of the many choices that can be enhanced with predictive analytics.

The evaluation process begins before a single cent is even spent, however the majority of builds are founded on guesswork and advanced manual calculations.

Romonet's analytics solutions enable businesses to dramatically improve how they manage site selection. 

Romonet’s Analytics Platform: New Machine Learning Capabilities to be Launched

Romonet's Analytics Platform New Machine Learning Capabilities to be Launched

machine-learning-romonet-bannerRomonet today announced it is filing for a number of new patents for the next phase of its data center intelligence platform, utilizing the applications of Machine Learning. The company is known as the leader in data center analytics and this development enhances the value of Romonet’s already patented solution.

"We have been working on advanced data handling and Machine Learning algorithms for over a year, focusing predominantly on enhancing our solution to learn and become as proficient as our human data scientists are today at identifying anomalies, and tracking down the cause behind the symptom. This capability provides powerful operational and business insight into data center systems and component level performance," said Liam Newcombe, Romonet's co-founder and CTO.

Having modeled, collected data and analyzed hundreds of data centers in the past eight years, Romonet’s platform has an incredibly detailed and expansive data archive on how facilities of every size perform under different climate, environmental, energy, IT and commercial factors.

While the use of Machine Learning applications is not new, Romonet’s platform is the first to combine metered data, Machine Learning, simulation and predictive analytics.

"In our case, teaching the machine is much faster as we feed it pre-cleansed and calibrated data to recognize and learn patterns, incorporate additional data from outside sources, and teach the software to suggest causes and recommended actions from previously learned results," continued Newcombe.

Like Google, Amazon, Cisco and Netflix, who already use Machine Learning to personalize services and business intelligence, Romonet's industry-leading platform is revolutionizing the booming global data center market.

With Romonet, Hyperscale and Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) operators are improving the services they provide to their customers while strengthening financial management through investment, cost and margin analysis. Enterprise data center owners, whose facilities, while core to service delivery, are also a drain on profitability, are rationalizing their investments, accurately planning a hybrid (owned, colocated and cloud) strategy years into the future, and improving their ability to make socially responsible decisions that impact the environment, shareholders and employees.