Filed under: environmental monitoring, server room environmental monitoring
Server room equipment gets expensive when you calculate the numbers. Servers and server racks are themselves aren’t cheap and when you add the business value of the server room equipment, it is invaluable. When a company relies on its servers for business, any downtime could turn into a disaster.
A simple water leak from an air conditioner could cause serious damage to servers. Or perhaps the summer heat is so hot and humid, the air conditioner cannot keep up to remove all the water vapor or heat from the server room. Maybe there was even a fire that occurred overnight. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
With our SNMP enabled intelligent security monitoring and environmental monitoring devices, managers can reduced the amount of time spent polling devices for conditions. SNMP traps can be set on the environmental monitoring and security monitoring devices to notify administrators of critical conditions. This feature however, is only available on the SecurityProbe line of base units. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Among the countless considerations to data center planning are temperature and humidity controls. Companies can invest as much as $200 million into building data centers, so of course many decisions are to be made. Some include where to build depending on the operation needs. For example, regions prone to floods, earthquakes, or any natural disasters are considered and typically avoided when building data centers. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Our environmental monitoring system uses the newest version SNMP application (SNMPv3). Ravica base units are SNMP enabled which allow the management software (environmental monitoring system) to notify an administrator of a critical event.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) describes and internet-standard protocol that manages any device that works with an IP address. This includes servers, internet routers, etc. Ravica’s environmental monitoring devices are also managed on an IP network. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Filed under: environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring
I have blogged before about monitoring the environment with Ravica sensors to save on energy consumption. Installing a simple temperature monitoring sensor and humidity monitoring sensor in the office with graphic and historical logs, will allow administrators to observe where energy is being expended. If the temperature monitoring sensor records temperature that is exceedingly low for an office due to overworked air conditioners, management can see the needless energy expenditure and recalibrate the temperature control settings on the air conditioning unit to proper, comfortable temperatures. Energy is conserved (which means money is also conserved) and employees won’t be freezing in their cubicles. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Filed under: airflow monitoring, server room environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring
Oftentimes, servers are treated as a whole and not paid attention to as a multiple unit in terms of temperature conditioning. Sure, it’s common knowledge that computer equipment generates heat, and probably needs to be kept cool to prevent overheating–stick an air conditioning unit in the room, and the servers will be fine. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), servers and generally all computer equipment temperatures should range around 18°C-27°C (64.4°F-80.6°F). Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Filed under: environmental monitoring, SecurityProbes, temperature monitoring
Just today, a client with a sushi restaurant requested an environmental monitoring system that would allow him to take temperature logs of his food products. Normally, Ravica sells our environmental and security monitoring systems to IT centers for server rooms, data centers, computer rooms–basically any facility with essential computer equipment. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
We all know the rhyme that describes the spring weather, “April showers brings May flowers”…and floods. Almost every spring we can expect a flooded basement in my old house. Two years ago my family went on vacation in Florida. It was beautiful weather in Florida, but rainstorms covered the New England/ Maine region. When we returned, the water level reached above the 2nd step– about 2 1/2 feet of water in the basement! Not only did we have water damage, but mold covered the walls. We had to throw almost everything we kept in the basement away. A week later we even saw fungus growing on the edge of the floors. EW!
My brother lost all of his Star Wars cards kept in two TV sized (90′s size TVs) boxes after a flood. My mom suffered an even greater loss: the boiler had to be replaced (it was old anyway, but still costly), her wedding dress was also kept in the basement in the house including wedding photos, and a lot of my and my sibling’s old school work. I bet a water leak detector would have been useful to alert us of a flood. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Digital voltmeters, also called multimeters, are tools that measures useful and very accurate (+ 1% to – 1%) readings from electrical circuits. Multiple readings can be measured including currents, resistance, frequencies and voltages (thus multimeter alternate name).
Ravica’s digital voltmeter is a tool intended to be implemented into an environmental/ security monitoring system. Customers have added pressure transducers, solar power monitors, battery monitors, and have integrated the SensorProbe into laboratory test equipment. Solutions for plant nurseries, hospitals, and many other applications are possible where monitoring is essential. You need to also keep in mind that normally these third party sensors require a separate DC voltage power supply. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems
Filed under: airflow monitoring, humidity monitoring, temperature monitoring
Many people ask, how cold should a server room be? Of course, general recommendations from ASHRAE are anywhere between 10°C (50°F) to 28°C (82°F). However, what most people do not know is that temperature of a data center or server room is not as critical as airflow and humidity monitoring. Read moreServer room environmental & security monitoring systems