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How Power Monitoring Helps Reduce Downtime

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Critical facilities like data centers require a power infrastructure that is energy-efficient and cost-efficient but, above all, reliable. Downtime is expensive and even possibly "career limiting." Power problems can also result in damage to equipment. Power monitoring helps avoid downtime by providing facility management with the information needed to allocate power most effectively, detect problems early, and resolve issues with minimal disruption.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, Facilities monitoring, facility downtime, power capacity planning, wireless power monitoring, data center downtime

How to Pinpoint Hot Spots in Your Data Center

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Hot spots in a data center must be closely monitored: let the warmest areas in your facility get too warm and you risk degraded performance, outages, and potential equipment damage. Yet they can also drive how much you spend to cool your entire data center. The key is to find them, monitor them, and manage them.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, Know your power, environmental monitoring, data center hot spots, remote temperature monitoring

Data Center Retrofitting: The Role of Monitoring

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Data centers must meet constantly evolving needs. Trends such as increasing power density, cloud computing, edge computing, and data analytics ultimately place differing demands on the data center. This often requires that improvements be made to existing facilities to enable the facility to meet the new demands. This process often is referred to as “retrofitting”.

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Topics: data center monitoring, Know your power, data centre monitoring

[VIDEO] Convert basic PDUs into Smart PDUs in minutes

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Do you have basic power strips that you wish were metered? Would you be interested in a way of upgrading your existing power strips that doesn’t require running additional wires or removing your existing equipment? Packet Power’s Smart Power Cables offer the simplest, most cost effective way to convert any unmetered rack PDU into a smart PDU.

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Topics: data center monitoring, wireless monitoring

We Recommend: Top 10 Reasons to Monitor Busway Tap Boxes

Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Energy usage data helps ensure your critical facility runs smoothly. DCIM provider, Sunbird, recently published an ebook  that does a nice job of outlining the benefits of using power monitoring on overhead busways. 

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Topics: data center monitoring, busway

Having trouble getting a smart PDU? Packet Power has a solution.

Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 by Packet Power Team

If long lead times on intelligent rack PDUs are putting your deployment schedule at risk,  Packet Power can help. Our Smart Power Cables are the easiest way to add power metering to any device with a plug.  Combine a smart power cable with an easy to find basic PDU and problem solved!

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Topics: Packet Power, power monitoring, smart power cables

Packet Power Wireless Network Connector adds flow meter support

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Do you have a smart device that you can't get information from because it is not connected to a network?  The Packet Power Wireless Network Connector (WNC) can link it to our wireless mesh network --- and the WNC can now work its wireless magic on gas meters. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, smart devices, wireless gas meter

Holiday greetings from Packet Power

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Packet Power Team

2020 has been an unforgettable year and we are particularly grateful for the ongoing support of our customers, partners, friends and family in these challenging times. May 2021 bring peace and prosperity to you and your loved ones.

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Topics: Packet Power, Seasons greetings

Even fewer stranded smart devices with Wireless Network Connector

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector provides an easy way to make supported metered devices not connected to a network work over Packet Power's wireless network. We've just added more supported devices so you'll have fewer stranded smart devices.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, stranded power, smart devices

EMX delivers even easier access to insight

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power's EMX energy portal makes reviewing and using information even more intuitive with a number of enhancements to how data is viewed, analyzed and shared.

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Topics: Packet Power, EMX, data monitoring, power monitoring software, environmental monitoring software, cloud-based monitoring software

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