ROOT Data Center has become one of the first wholesale data centers to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to reduce the risk of data center downtime. It has partnered with Litbit to implement the technology within ROOT’s Montréal-based facility.
The implementation will enhance ROOT’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) strategy, utilizing deep datasets to monitor and manage the overall health and status of critical systems within its data center. AI and machine learning capabilities will also help ROOT Data Center to better anticipate and manage potential failures before they occur.
“Reliability and uptime are key consideration for any data center user, ranging from cloud service providers, to hosting companies, video game developers and other large-scale IT organizations,” said AJ Byers, president and CEO, ROOT. “At ROOT Data Center, we’ve made 100-percent uptime a top priority, and working with Litbit, we’ve pioneered the next wave of machine learning within data center operations to get us closer. Today, we’re proud to say that ROOT is championing the use of cutting-edge AI and machine-learning technology to reduce the risk of downtime for customers of all sizes.”
The integration of AI into ROOT’s colocation ecosystem is designed to work alongside existing personnel as a partnership between humans and technology. Litbit provides AI personas and machine-learning sensors trained by skilled data center technicians to identify indicators that fault is possible. ROOT will use this to augment the monitoring of the facility’s environment and help reduce the risk of outages.
“Business is everywhere and always in the data center more than anywhere else, but people can’t be,” says Scott Noteboom, CEO of Litbit. “That is the promise of AI, to help provide constant and intelligent oversight of the spaces and machines in a data center to improve business outcomes. We are proud to be working with ROOT to make good on that promise.”