Environment Monitoring

Environment Monitoring

Nowadays, a Data Center / Server Room are a critical part of a business infrastructure. Environmental threats in your server room can cause a lot
more damage than hardware or software problems. Redundant hardware, backup tapes, UPS battery arrays, generators and other fault-tolerance
measures can all be rendered useless if your server room overheats or floods.
We provide environment monitoring as well as environment control systems for computer rooms, data centers and other facilities. Environment monitoring has been embraced as an integral part of businesses for ‘Disaster Aversion’ the world over.
We provide systems that help detect and prevent against environment caused disasters by sending cautionary alerts. Since the IT infrastructure of an organization supports the entire functions of the business, any kind of disruption in operations due to downtime not only leads to additional costs but also makes the enterprise appear ‘out of business’, ‘unstable’ or even ‘irrelevant’. To avoid such disasters and outages an organization must have an appropriate provision like an environment monitor to ensure continuity.
We provide environmental monitoring systems (EMS) for server rooms and data center’s to monitor different factors inside the environment of server room such as temperature, humidity, smoke, water leakage, power failure etc.

Monitoring Temperature

An optimal environmental monitoring strategy includes multiple temperature sensors. These should be placed on top, middle, and bottom of individual racks to measure the heat being generated by equipment, and at the air conditioning system’s intake and discharge vents, to measure efficiency. Probes should also be placed around critical devices, because the temperature inside a rack-mounted device could be as much as 20 degrees higher than the surrounding area. A probe near the room’s thermostat can help monitor what the thermostat is ‘seeing’ as it controls the air conditioner.

Monitoring Humidity

High humidity may lead to corrosion on electronic components and low humidity levels may cause issues with static electricity. Electronic items can easily get damaged due to high humidity in the environment if they are exposed to high humidity for a long time. Exceeding the humidity can adversely affect the servers in the server room. Humidity will increase due to condensation, water leakage, high external humidity etc. This is especially important in cities of high humidity such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke monitoring is a very important part of a server room monitoring system. Smoke detectors help to alert the operators about a possible fire outbreak in the server room. Smoke alarms can trigger power shutdowns. Also, they’re usually not tied to an alerting system that contacts IT personnel. Alarms may be noticed by facilities managers—or the local fire department—but the maintenance of sensitive server equipment is not their top priority. Here, the best approach is to wire the smoke alarms directly into the EMS and alerting system.

Monitoring Power Failure

Power failure can stop the very important operation running in the server room. Although all the server rooms have power back up they can run the server room for only a few hours. Hence it is necessary to know the reason for power failure as soon as it occurs which helps to fix the problem of power failure. Power failure monitoring is an essential part of any server monitoring and alert system. The best approach is to monitor current coming into the data center, and arrange for an orderly shutdown of IT equipment in case power is knocked out.

Monitoring Unusual Activity

Room Entry sensors that detect the opening and closing of a door should be installed at the room entry points and on the doors of server and UPS cabinets. Together with Motion Sensors, any unusual movement alerts can be generated to notify you even including images captured from an attached camera to give you instant visual feedback on the situation.

Monitoring Air Flow

Historically, facility managers addressed localized hot spots by over-cooling the entire IT environment. But sometimes, the issue is not the level of air conditioning output, but air flow. Blanking panels, cable entry seals, and perforated or grated floor tiles properly located in front of equipment racks are just a few issues that can impact air flow. EMS provides real-time recognition of air flow stoppage

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