Vigilent, an El Cerrito, CA-based provider of intelligent energy management systems for data centers, telecommunications facilities and large buildings, closed a $6.7m funding.
The round was led by Accel Partners, which made the investment through its Big Data fund, with participation from super angel investors including Gaurav Garg and Peter Wagner.
The company intends to use the funding to expand its portfolio of energy management products, move into new geographic regions and expand staffing (http://www.vigilent.com/careers.php).
Led by CEO Mark Housley, Vigilent leverages Big Analytics to optimize energy management in data centers and telco central offices. Its system analyzes Big Data from hundreds to thousands of wireless sensors deployed throughout a single data center or portfolio-wide, to deliver real-time information informing an artificial intelligence (AI) engine. Big Analytics provides constant updates to dynamically control cooling and air handling resources, taking fully-automated control of a complex mix of equipment. The system adapts and balances resources to meet demand delivering reduced energy costs, improved risk avoidance, reduced equipment wear, and deferred capital expansion.
The company has more than 90 deployments throughout the United States, Canada and Japan.