Who Keeps an Eye on Your Server Room When You Can’t?

Laura Viars for blog By Laura Viars, Account Manager, Rackmount Solutions, Inc.

After months of working with planners, the finance department and other gatekeepers, your new, climate-controlled IT environment is up and running with the latest technology and equipment.

To ensure optimal operating results, you’ve paid attention to all of the best practices recommended by your vendors.
Now, without a second thought, you walk out of your new server room and start work on your next IT project.

And that’s when it hits you: Who’s going to monitor that environment’s airflow, temperature and humidity, and power equipment up and down while you’re not there?

If you’re like many IT professionals these days, the answer to that question is “you.”

But, you have new projects, old projects, budgets, meetings and 100 other things to work on. So, how can you be in the server room and monitoring the environment and your company’s investment when you’re not actually IN the server room?

The solution — a little more technology, brought to you by Rackmount Solutions by way of Uptime Devices’ newest RPM monitoring system.

By investing in monitoring technology, you can have around-the-clock, real-time airflow and temperature data at your fingertips without having to set foot near your IT environment. And you will know whether security has been breached.

Uptime Devices offers exactly that solution with its Remote Physical Monitoring (RPM) line of products. With Uptime’s environmental sensors, power control and security products, you can have instant access to airflow, humidity and temperature information, and receive alerts about problems before they turn into nightmares.

So, when your cold aisles start looking more like hot aisles and your hot aisles are getting hotter, you’ll know instantly in a number of ways:

  • authenticated email
  • text alert via SMS
  • SNMP TRAP
  • on-site, audible buzzer system

The RPM temperature and airflow sensors measure temperatures from -55°C to +125°C (-67°F to +257°F) and have ±0.5°C accuracy from -10°C to +85°C (±0.9°F accuracy from +14°F to +185°F). Sensor measurements are taken at the rate of one time each second, and sensors can even let you know if they’ve been disconnected for any reason.

The system also lets you create an immediate response to an alarm condition, allowing you to take positive action — such as automatically turning on a cooling system — before you even arrive on the scene.

The technology is easy to install and is an essential addition to any Rackmount cabinet product, so you can walk away from your new environment with peace of mind, knowing someone’s always in the server room — even when you’re not.

Our products are a solid value for your dollar, and we provide great customer service!

Is this the solution you’ve been looking for? Order now using your online account.

Still have questions? Talk to one of our team experts at 866-207-6631 or by email at sales@rackmountsolutions.net.

Other articles by Laura Viars:

Lots of Cables?  There’s a Rack for You!

Cooling Your Data Center

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