Environmental factors like heat, humidity, airflow, smoke and electricity can be just as devastating to server room equipment as any network threat. Increases in heat from 68 degrees F to 86 degrees F alone can reduce the long-term reliability of electronic equipment by as much as 50%.
This white paper from ITWatchDogs discusses the dangers that environmental threats pose to server room equipment, and how data centers can utilize environmental monitoring equipment to prevent issues from occurring. It then offers best practices for the optimal monitoring of heat, water, power, smoke, and unauthorized entry. Lastly, it explains how environmental monitoring products from ITWatchDogs can replace simple thermostats and server-based temperature sensors, which aren’t enough to ensure comprehensive protection.
Learn the dangers environmental hazards pose to your data center and how to prevent them. Click here to download this white paper from ITWatchDogs on the prevention of environmental issues through the use of comprehensive monitoring systems.
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