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Total Harmonic Distortion - what happened to my perfect wave?

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Our physical world is full of waves–big, small, visible, and invisible. Total harmonic distortion (THD) is a useful tool for measuring what is happening when a wave is not behaving exactly the way you expect it to.

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Topics: data center monitoring, THD

Monitor Your Critical Equipment with a Smart Power Cord

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Packet Power Team

If you want to know how much power your equipment is using but don't want to pay costly electrician fees or deal with complex IT networks, a smart power cord could fit the bill.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, smart power cables, remote monitoring

Packet Power named to 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Today, Inc. revealed that Packet Power is No. 4466 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy's most dynamic segment -- its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Optimizing Data Center Cooling Using Differential Pressure Sensors

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Properly cooling a data center is not straightforward. Cold air is one of the most valuable commodities in data center operations. However, optimizing airflow and cooling is challenging without a good map of air movement through your data center. By using differential pressure sensors, it becomes easy to get a clear understanding of the airflow patterns throughout your data center. The cost and ease of implementation can translate to an ROI in as little as one month. Safely raising the ambient temperature by as little as one -degree can reduce energy costs by 4-5%.

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Proper Placement: Installing Server Room Environmental Monitors [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Packet Power Team

You have a significant investment in your IT infrastructure and you want to get the most out of that investment by extending equipment life, optimizing usage, and lowering your operational costs. You can get the data to help you accomplish these goals by properly placing modern, high-tech temperature and humidity monitors in your server room.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, relative humidity, Facilities monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature sensor, humidity monitoring

How a Humidity Sensor Can Help Improve Operations in Many Industries

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Are controlling air conditions and knowing how wet the air is important to your business? Then humidity sensors are a must. Also called hygrometers, these devices have come a long way in recent years.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, relative humidity, Facilities monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature sensor, humidity monitoring

Power Submetering Saves Money and Informs Energy Planning

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 by Packet Power Team

You don't know the future cost of energy (otherwise you'd probably be cornering the energy futures markets right now). But it's a safe bet energy prices will continue to rise. 

Higher energy prices mean there is more value than ever in tracking your power consumption. Submetering systems allow you to gain a more precise understanding of what drives usage. You can add metering to track at the room, equipment, subsystem or end customer levels. You can then use the information to accurately allocate costs, identify and eliminate waste, optimize usage and plan for future needs.

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Topics: power monitoring, wireless power monitors, facility submetering, submetering, power submetering, energy planning

Global Colo Saves Time and Money with Arayna Tech

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power works with a global network of partners to help match our wireless monitoring solutions to customer needs. Our partners can also ensure our solutions are installed quickly and correctly to maximize time-to-value. We're pleased to feature Arayna Tech, a partner that successfully turned around an environmental monitoring retrofit for a large colocation services provider.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, environmental monitoring, data center environmental monitoring

Save Money with an Energy Monitoring System

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Your energy costs are likely going up. It's an unavoidable expense because you need electricity to do business. How can you reign this in? The first step is knowing exactly where the power is being used. Once you have that data, you can make good decisions around strategically reducing energy usage as well as getting the most out of the power you are drawing. If energy monitoring has not been a part of your business plan before, now is the time to start.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center energy efficiency, energy efficiency, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs, wireless power monitor

Using Temperature Sensor Data to Drive Business Decisions [VIDEO]

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 by Packet Power Team

To make the best business decisions around temperature and energy use, you need to have the data points. Advances in sensors and wireless technology mean today’s devices are small enough to be placed almost anywhere and are able to give you temperature (and other environmental condition data) in real-time. 

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring, remote temperature monitoring, data center environmental monitoring, environmental monitor, temperature monitor, temperature sensor

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