A consolidated and manageable set of usable metrics to support environmental decision-makingHistorically, Data Centers and other environmentally sensitive facilities have been drastically over-provisioned to insure that unplanned downtime wasn’t the result of inadequate resources like power, space and cooling capacities. But as the price of energy has risen, the pressure to reduce operational costs has forced data center managers to find ways to improve the efficiency of cooling technology without risking heat related failures or reductions in the equipment’s useful life. The key to maximizing cooling efficiency is the availability of robust, multi-site, real-time environmental monitoring, providing the granular data needed to make informed decisions about the costs and risks associated with efficient power, space and cooling.
The OpenData Environmental Management Module (EMM) collects data in real-time from a combination of wired, wireless, and on-board sensors, creating a flexible sensor array to monitor and measure temperature, humidity, pressure and power. OpenData EMM provides a consolidated and manageable set of usable metrics to support environmental decision-making and superior automation of climate control systems.