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Data center hot spots -- don't get burned

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Scot Love

Data center hot spots are a bit of an enigma. While they remain colorless and odorless, you know they're there. You can feel them as you walk by rows of humming server racks. We've all done it -- the hot spot drive-by. You feel it. It's kind of hot right here, isn't it?

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Data center hot spots

It's unfortunate that some managers don't take hot spots seriously. Perhaps it is the covert and evasive nature of hot spots that place them on the back burner. Yet it only takes one negative thermal event to get management's attention.

Don't get burned
Hot spots introduce increased risk to the stable data center operating environment you strive to achieve each and every day. As demand for access to applications and services grows, finding ways to keep ahead of that demand by introducing necessary and constant change to the data center ecosystem presents ample opportunity for increased risk. 

Keep your chin up. This increased risk -- perhaps in the form of a hot spot ready to deliver a devastating blow to both the business and your career -- is waiting to be minimized. It's waiting for you to do something about it.

You want answers?
In order to manage this ever changing environment and reduce undue risk, including hot spots, highly pervasive and granular instrumentation offering accurate and reliable data capture and transport is a must. It provides the ability to define and dispatch alarms and alerts, and manage the entire data center envelope as a single ecosystem.

Given the right set of tools, hot spots are effortlessly revealed, allowing you the opportunity to make informed decisions that will mitigate their presence and reocurrence. Most importantly, the right set of tools results in reduced risk and impactful cost savings.

Take action
Hoping for the best won't make hot spots go away. You need to take decisive action and you need to take that action now. Packet Power can help. Our flexible wireless Environmental Monitoring solutions let you measure temperature (and relative humidity and differential pressure) exactly where you need so you can take the actions necessary to reduce your risks.

Reach out to your local Packet Power partner or email info@packetpower.com if you'd like to learn more.

Topics: data center temperature monitoring, data center operations, environmental monitoring, data center hot spots

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