Romonet launches world's first predictive modelling tool for data centres and ICT.


Companies designing, deploying and managing data centres and IT facilities can, for the first time, use predictive modelling to fully understand how designs or changes to facilities or IT -workloads will impact their business, helping to reduce risk and drive down costs, with the launch of Prognose.

Developed by Romonet, and the world's first software of its type, it accurately models the complex interaction and dependencies within a data centre environment to help users understand and control cost, energy use and risk throughout the entire data centre lifecycle.

Prognose does this by allowing users to design, build, operate and maintain data centres, based on a detailed simulation of equipment and facilities. By accurately modelling and comparing performance and operational efficiency, as well as providing cost predictions, across a wide range of variables, it allows users to understand the impact of any changes before committing capital or making any business or technical change. It also provides a detailed understanding of the true cost to deliver services - ail without impacting business operations.

Two years in development, Prognose was the brainchild of data centre specialists Zahl Limbuwala, chief executive officer, and Liam Newcombe, chief technical officer - both of whom were industry contributors to the European Commission's Code of Conduct for Data Centres. They saw the need for business to be able to accurately account for cost, energy, capacity and carbon on a granular, per service level in order to...

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