The Top 3 Reasons You Need Data Center Sensors

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Connect Data Center Environmental and Facility Conditions to the Internet of Things (IoT) to Ensure High Performance

Data center facility and digital infrastructure performance data are as vital as the valuable, vast data and apps you process, store, and manage. You need environmental and facility condition sensor data to predict maintenance, prevent downtime, and preserve sustainability.

In this blog post, we’ll share how you can achieve these benefits by deploying Monnit Data Center Remote Monitoring Solutions. It starts with connecting your data center to the Internet of Things (IoT) with sensors to maximize IT infrastructure stability and uptime.

The Overseers of the Dynamic Landscape of Modern Business Operations

Data centers and server rooms are the backbone of our digital infrastructure in the cloud and on-premises. Ensuring their smooth functioning and reliability is paramount for every business. This is where Monnit ALTA® Wireless IoT Sensors can be easily integrated as environmental and facility condition monitoring systems to provide real-time insights and proactive solutions to potential issues.

Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions for Data Centers and Server Rooms offer a redundant approach, empowering managers with high visibility over crucial environmental and facility parameters. Leveraging long-range wireless IoT technology, ALTA Sensors continuously monitor various conditions—like temperature, humidity, water intrusion, and HVAC performance—enabling timely interventions and preventive actions to maintain optimal operational efficiency.

Comprehensive Monitoring Capabilities

Monnit Sensors offer a wide array of monitoring capabilities tailored specifically for data centers and server rooms. From temperature and humidity to cooling systems and HVAC system monitoring, these sensors provide real-time data to identify potential issues before they escalate. Power monitoring also enables you to track energy consumption and optimize resource utilization, enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Here are the top sensing solutions we offer to monitor your data center and server room.

ALTA Standard Temperature Sensors—The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) suggests server rooms and data centers stay between 18°C (64.4°F) to 27°C (80.6°F). Monnit ALTA Standard Temperature Sensors measure a range from -40°C to 125°C (-40°F to 257°F).

ALTA Humidity Sensors—The scientific-grade Humidity Sensor remotely monitors relative humidity (RH) with a +/- 3% accuracy (between 10–90% RH), temperature, and dew point in facilities. It’s available in Wireless and PoE options and will instantly alert you via text, email, or call.

ALTA Water Detection Sensors—The Water Detection Puck, Water Detect Plus, and Water Rope Sensor can help detect and prevent damage from plumbing and cooling system leaks. Our Water Detection Sensors can also help keep employees and customers safe from slips and falls.

ALTA Duct Temperature Sensors—Keep a sealed environment and easily monitor HVAC performance and ductwork temperatures with our Duct Temperature Sensor. The Sensor uses a probe to measure a range of -40°C to 150°C (-40°F to 302°F) and features a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor.

ALTA Open-Closed Sensors—You can instantly know if a server room or data center door has been left open. Keep all your IT equipment and restricted areas safe. Our Open-Closed Sensor features a switch and trigger magnet to detect open-close status. It’s ideal for lids, windows, and gates too.

ALTA AC Current Meters—Analyze HVAC and server rack system power consumption and predict problems before they occur with our AC Current Meters. Knowing current use by root mean square (RMS) average and amp hours helps you manage performance.

ALTA Differential Air Pressure Sensors—Maintain proper airflow by measuring air circulation between two ports with the Differential Air Pressure Sensor. It will immediately alert you when the HVAC air pressure changes from your preset parameters in iMonnit.

ALTA Motion+ Temperature and Humidity Sensors—Streamline monitoring with our three-in-one ALTA Motion+ Sensor. Using passive infrared technology, you can immediately determine if someone entered a restricted area. Monitor movement and occupancy, ambient temperature, and relative humidity.

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Predictive Maintenance & Risk Mitigation

By continuously monitoring critical parameters like water intrusion, access, airflow, air pressure, rack temperature, and duct temperature, Monnit sensors empower businesses to detect anomalies and potential risks promptly. Proactive maintenance measures can be implemented to prevent downtime, safeguard equipment integrity, and ensure uninterrupted operation of data center infrastructure.

Maintain Sustainability Compliance with Environmental Conditions Monitoring

In today's environmentally conscious and regulated world, sustainability compliance is not just a trend but a necessity. ALTA Sensors facilitate compliance by monitoring environmental and energy conditions such as temperature, humidity, power draw, and airflow. By ensuring optimal conditions, contributing to sustainable practices, and reducing operational costs, data centers and businesses can minimize energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Unlock the Potential of IoT Data Center Technology

The IoT has transformed businesses' operations, offering unprecedented connectivity and data insights by making things and conditions talk to us. ALTA Wireless IoT Sensors harness the power of the IoT to deliver actionable intelligence, enabling data-driven decision-making and strategic planning. By leveraging IoT technology, data centers can optimize resource allocation, improve operational efficiency, and stay ahead in today's competitive landscape.

The value of ALTA Sensors for remote monitoring in data centers and server rooms is undeniable. From sustainability compliance to proactive maintenance and risk mitigation, these sensors offer a comprehensive solution to modern challenges data center managers face. Embrace our IoT technology and apply its insights to achieve operational excellence, maximize efficiency, and ensure the resilience of your critical infrastructure.

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