Datacentre specialist Romonet has unveiled software that it claims can allow enterprises to model and predict the cost and performance of datacentres.
Romonet said that Prognose can demonstrate the impact of datacentre design changes on a company's business, which can be used to reduce risk and lower costs.
The software shows datacentre costs through the entire lifecycle, allowing enterprises to build the most IT and energy efficient systems possible, according to the company.
"Being able to accurately account for cost, energy, capacity and carbon on a granular level is crucial in understanding and optimising datacentre performance," said Romonet chief executive Zahl Limbuwala.
"This hasn't been possible before. Up until now, datacentre operators have made assumptions on future capacity and performance needs based only on metered data and historical information."
Prognose lets enterprises model, design, build and operate a simulated datacentre, and assess cost predictions across a range of situations such as hardware or facility changes.
"Prognose provides a view of how a datacentre is performing now, and how it will perform in the future, with a level of accuracy that has not been possible before," said Limbuwala.
"This means that chief information officers can make datacentre decisions with certainty, bringing down cost and risk."
Prognose will be demonstrated at the DatacentreDynamics 2010 conference in London, and is already in use at companies including Dell, according to Romonet.
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