Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

Artificial intelligence has moved to the front lines of data center uptime. ROOT Data Center announced today that it is teaming with LitBit to use artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the emergency backup generators, marking the first use of AI technology to reduce the risk of outages.

“We believe we are the first data center in the world to use AI for reliability,” said AJ Byers, the CEO of ROOT Data Center, which operates two facilities in Montreal.

In previous data center projects, AI has been used to improve data center efficiency by fine-tuning systems to respond to changes in weather or workloads. LitBit, a startup founded by industry veteran Scott Noteboom, envisions a broader role for AI in managing data center operations, and ROOT will mark the first use of its “personas” in a production data center.

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