Your data center is a well-oiled machine processing massive amounts of user information, applications and complex workloads. You work hard to keep this machine running optimally with maintenance, powerful software tools, and knowledgeable engineers.
However, as more users connect and demand resources, your business model must evolve.
So how do you keep an eye on an ever-expanding data center platform?
Enter, environment sensors. As this whitepaper from Raritan points out, working with environment sensors in a modern data center has a number of benefits:
- Sensors can help prevent overcooling, undercooling, electrostatic discharge, corrosion and short circuits
- Sensors help organizations to reduce operational costs, defer capital expenditures, improve uptime, and increase capacity for future growth
- Sensors provide environmental monitoring and alert managers to potential problems like the presence of water, smoke, and open cabinet doors
- Sensors can save you up to four percent in energy costs for every degree of upward change in the baseline temperature, known as a set point
The key is to understand that just like any technology, modern environment sensors have come a long way to support the next-generation data center.
For example, new plug-and-play temperature and temperature/humidity sensors are field replaceable. When the humidity sensor accuracy naturally diminishes, you don’t need to remove the entire sensor, just the sensor head to maintain a high degree of accuracy.
Download this whitepaper today to find out why environment sensors are now in modern data centers. A few reasons include:
- Save on cooling by confidently raising data center temperatures
- Ensure uptime by monitoring airflow and air pressure to and from racks
- Maintain cabinet security with contact closure sensors
- Improve data center uptime by receiving environment alerts
- Make strategic decisions on environmental designs and modifications
Remember, your data center is an ever-evolving piece of infrastructure. As businesses create more demand in the digital world, it’ll be up to your environment to keep pace. Make sure you always have the right tools in place to control environmental variables and the overall health of your data center.