Are You Placing Your Sensors for Optimal Readings?

A recent blog post by Ian Seaton of Upsite Technologies tackled this very question. And… If you are following the ASHRAE recommendations, you might be missing the mark. From poor aisle design to equipment that “breathes” in reverse, breakdowns in airflow management can lead to temperature readings that are either too high or too low,

An IT Kingdom in Your Pocket

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DCIM software is a new class of software that gives data center operators the ability to run efficient data center operations and improve data center infrastructure planning and design. It typically replaces Excel, Visio, and home grown databases. DCIM software can bridge information across organizational domains – Data Center Ops, Facilities, and IT to maximize

Manage Data Center Complexity with DCIM

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Dramatically simplify data center operations management with DCIM software. Free yourself from multiple excel and visio files and improve asset, capacity, change management; power, energy, and environment monitoring. DCIM Brings It All Together DCIM helps make the most of your iPDU and environment sensor investment. A single dashboard can offer real-time power loads, trends, and

Airflow Dollars & Cents / How to increase Airflow ROI

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“Airflow is easy, like low hanging fruit.” Although airflow is tough to see, you can feel the hot spots in a data center.  If you find yourself hitting cooling capacity and choose to improve your airflow, you may not need to invest in another CRAC unit. Incorporating improved airflow management would create a positive impact on

Top 3 Reasons for DCIM


Let’s start with the basic focus of DCIM: actively planning, managing, and optimizing your data center. Traditionally, there has been a gap between IT and facility teams. With the goal of providing cross-domain visibility, DCIM connects these two perspectives with a holistic way to view in-depth at the infrastructure. To list a few key elements:

Sunbird Software Release: Power IQ® DCIM Monitoring 5.0.1

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Sunbird has released a security alert of their Power IQ® DCIM Monitoring 5.0.1 upgrade! As they stated: Read the Full Release This release will provide several security enhancements and improvements including: Important Security Fix for LDAP Authentication Services. Save IP addresses and switch ports with support for up to 8 Raritan PX Intelligent Rack PDUs. Improved visualization

Server Room Monitoring – Not Just for the Big Boys

Even small server rooms can benefit from environmental monitoring devices.  Proper server room monitoring can provide warning of impending disaster that threatens availability and up-time.  Temperature sensors can alert IT professionals of over-heating situations, humidity sensors can alert to overly dry/moist conditions, fluid detection  sensors can alert to flooding conditions, and intrusion/security sensors can help

New DVI Switches from SmartAVI

Now available on our sister site, KVM Switches Online, the DV-SW16 and the DVN-16P, SmartAVI’s two new 16-Port switches. Both are capable of switching high-resolution DVI-D video output from 16 computers located up to 30 feet away from a central console. The SmartAVI DV-SW16 is a cross-platform DVI-D switch capable of sharing one DVI-D Monitor

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring Systems for Server Racks, Server Rooms and Data Centers 42U provides cost effective approach for environmental monitoring over the network. Our solutions allow you to monitor humidity, temperature, door contact, dry contact, and other environmental conditions remotely from network closets to data centers. Wireless Data Center Monitoring Solutions 42U offers products that give

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