Black & Veatch collaborates with Future Facilities

Black & Veatch and Future Facilities will work together to offer assessments, analysis and modelling as financial industry seeks to modernize data center infrastructure.

As the digital revolution redefines the definition of infrastructure, data centers are increasingly transitioning to high performance computing with higher rack density to meet demand for high-speed, reliable computing and analytics. Recognizing this, Black & Veatch and Future Facilities are working together to offer a suite of services including data center assessments, analysis and upgrades to maximize the efficiency and longevity of existing data center infrastructure.



This collaboration with Future Facilities, a software company specializing in 3D digital twin technology using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), allows Black & Veatch to offer its data center design, modernization and sustainability expertise to financial institutions, enabling them to make informed, cost-effective decisions as they transition data centers from low- to high-density racks. High-density rack data centers allow for the ultra-speed, data-intensive computing necessary in today’s fast-moving economy.



“From commerce to communication, as the world continues to strengthen its reliance on digitization, it is imperative that any company utilizing data has the right tools in place to chart the best path forward to maximize the lifespan, efficiency and capabilities of their data centers,” said Robert Schmidt, director of client innovation at Future Facilities. “Through our collaboration with Black & Veatch, we are happy to offer these tools to financial institutions, as they continue to develop their digital transformation strategies.”



Data center assessments provide insight into a building system’s performance, identifying potential risks and barriers to efficiency that may be related to aging facility equipment, single points of failure, IT equipment spacing, capacity and more.



“Future Facilities’ digital twin technologies are optimal for assessing and providing strategies to institutions using data centers for information processing,” said Gary Cudmore, Black & Veatch’s global director of data centers. “With Future Facilities software, Black & Veatch is able to pair our expertise in data center design and assessment with sophisticated CFD analysis and modeling to deliver a comprehensive service to any company looking to optimize their data centers.”


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