Vigilent expands to Europe with the opening of a new subsidiary in U.K


Vigilent, a provider of dynamic cooling management system for data centers, has expanded to the European market with the opening of Vigilent Europe, a UK-based subsidiary offering regional sales and support for its Dynamic Cooling Management system.

The company’s expansion to the Europe shows the growing demand for energy efficient technologies for mission-critical facilities in these markets.

“Growing demand from mission-critical facilities seeking reduced operational costs and increased reliability made the timing right for us to establish a dedicated European headquarters,” said Vigilent CEO Dave Hudson.


“Our new regional presence makes Vigilent more accessible and better positions us to support customers in this important market,” Hudson added.

The Vigilent EMEA office is managed by John Taylor, who previously served as market development director for Equinix Europe. He brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the role, as well as a passion for the development of efficient, interconnected systems that can intelligently do more, with less.

The Vigilent system dynamically and automatically matches facility cooling to IT load in real-time, ensuring that cooling is delivered reliably and cost-effectively. Typical deployments achieve an immediate 40 percent reduction in cooling energy, reducing overall PUE figures by 5 to 10 percent, the company claims.

The Vigilent system is equipment and infrastructure agnostic, making it particularly effective for companies seeking to optimize efficiency in mixed environments that contain a variety of different cooling technologies.

Vigilent analytics quantify available capacity and visually identify areas of potential risk, enabling operators to more fully and confidently leverage existing facilities to boost revenue and profit.

“The opposing requirements for operational cost reduction and uptime reliability are driving increasing use of sophisticated software-driven systems like Vigilent to monitor and control critical data center functions for the maximum cost efficiency,” said Andy Lawrence, vice president, Datacenter Technologies (DCT) and Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research.

“This becomes increasingly important in higher energy cost and regulation-bound areas like Europe,” Lawrence added.