Austin, Texas, March 18th, 2014 -- RF Code, the leader in wire-free, real-time asset management and environmental monitoring solutions today announced significant success with their customer Data Foundry, who provide data center outsourcing, colocation, and disaster recovery services from multiple, large facilities across the United States. Data Foundry have deployed thermal sensors throughout their data centers to maximize the efficiency of cooling distribution in order to assure their customers of compliance with regulations and offer the most cost effective services.
The precise management of power and cooling using 100% accurate data is essential in a data center’s ability to maximize rack density and efficient energy use. Much of the reason for co-locating server assets to Data Foundry is to reduce the exposure to tight energy usage regulations, poor capacity management and secure asset management.
“Controlling temperature and cooling hardware was one of the last primitive aspects of the modern data center. RF Code has brought real-time intelligence to how we keep the temperature of the hardware in our data centers within an acceptable range,” said Edward Henigin, CTO at Data Foundry. "It's taken us from intermittent batch temperature readings to trended and alarmed measurements so that we can actively enforce airflow best practices and optimize cooling operations to make sure we're delivering the highest quality and most efficient service possible."
ASHRAE’s latest thermal guidelines reflect vendors’ confidence in modern data center equipment to withstand higher temperatures compared to older technology. Data Foundry has utilized the Rack Cooling Index (RCI) and Return Temperature Index (RTI) capabilities in RF Code’s data center management software to ensure compliance with the ASHRAE guidelines. They have confidently utilized higher temperature set points throughout their data centers to increase savings on cooling without increasing the risk of equipment failure.
“Data Foundry has demonstrated the holistic value of managing the IT equipment intake temperatures by balancing cooling energy with equipment reliability,“ said Dr. Magnus Herrlin, President of ANCIS Inc., the inventor of the RTI and RCI metrics. “They have done so by using RF Code’s accurate sensors, sophisticated management software, and ANCIS’ best-in-class metrics to compress extensive thermal data into easily understood information.”
“The outsourced IT market is a highly competitive one and we are proud that Data Foundry is seeing such impressive results,” said Chad Riseling, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at RF Code. “As they continue to expand, we expect those efficiencies to grow which means improved financial management for both Data Foundry and their customers.”