The Power of Visualization
CapEX, ROI. It used to be that a data center's fundamental mission was to
stay online at all costs. Today, availability is still paramount, but costs
and fiscal metrics receive more scrutiny than ever.
The reason- energy use across data centers has ballooned into the $
billions. Similarly, downtime for a financial firm or an e-commerce
enterprise can reach $ millions in minutes.
These serious financial consequences require data center owners to be
equally proactive addressing inefficiency and safeguarding uptime. To do so,
they need intuitive, impactful tools that go beyond simple Visio documents
and Excel spreadsheets.
Data Center Applications responds to this challenge with a
suite of data center monitoring products that provide data centers the
operational intelligence to continually optimize their facilities. Data
Center Monitoring, Temp and Humidity Sensors, Power Meters, and Airflow and
Efficiency Measurements can help alert you to potential issues, while
helping you reduce operation costs.
Airflow and temperature are two of the most important subsets of data center
cooling. But, to this point, monitoring each in a production environment has
proven difficult. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), while valuable for
design validation, represents a snapshot of operating conditions. When these
conditions change, a new model is required, usually with hefty consulting
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Thermal mapping provides a flexible, less-expensive alternative to CFD. The
thermal maps provide real-time, color-coded visibility into a data center's
- Temperature maps provide color-coded
temperature profiles throughout the facility and can identify hotspots or
areas of overcooling
- Humidity maps provide color-coded
humidity profiles throughout the facility
- Pressure Maps compare the pressure
differential between raised floor spaces and air delivery plenums
Unlike CFD, which requires input into the model, thermal mapping creates
this imagery in real-time via the end-to-end hardware and software solution.
As users make improvements, they see the fruits of their labor immediately.