These monitoring software solutions include range of software packages for the products and systems supplied by Server Room Environments. They include UPS monitoring, environment monitoring and DCIM software.
There are several good reasons for monitoring a server room or datacentre for temperature and humidity, but should you place sensors and detectors at the server rack or room level and just how many sensors is the right number?
Rising cooling requirements are a common problem faced by many organisations as they adopt the latest server technologies, including high power computing. The higher the power draw of the latest servers the greater the need for air conditioning as their kW power draw adds an equal demand to the size of the air conditioning required. Edge Computing and micro data centres add another layer of complexity to the need for a dedicated remote environmental monitoring system.
Temperature levels within racks, server room or datacentre environment are one of the most important environmental factors to regularly monitor. Sudden room temperature rises can indicate the failure of a critical infrastructure system such as an air conditioner and lead to server failures and worst case a fire starting. Hot-spots within server racks can literally ‘cook’ the electronics and batteries within in-rack UPS systems. Low temperatures can be a sign that the cooling system operating parameters are set too low, leading to excess energy usage and higher operating costs.
MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport and is a lightweight and low bandwidth ‘publish-subscribe’ network protocol for transporting messages between devices, usually over TCP/IP. MQTT is a commonly used communications protocol for Machine-2-Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices including environment monitors, and mobile applications, allowing them to communicate and report their data to a master station i.e. a Cloud-based portal or in-house server or computer running the appropriate monitoring software.
LoRa stands for ‘Long Range’ and is a communications protocol for long range, low power, wireless device communication and is a communications method for IoT devices. LoRa uses a license-free sub-gigahertz radio frequency bands; 433 MHz, 868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (Australia and North America) and enables long-range transmissions of up to 10km with la ow power consumption.
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