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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

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

Harnessing Monitoring Data to Optimize Data Center Cooling

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Scot Love

Cooling costs are a major component of data center operating costs. The economic and environmental benefits that can result from lowered cooling costs are significant. But raising the temperature can raise risks. If only one or two cabinets in an entire facility exceed temperature thresholds, damage to equipment, SLA violations, and unplanned outages could result. 

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, data center cooling, energy efficiency in data centers, environmental monitoring software, temperature sensor

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

Installing Packet Power Environmental Monitors [VIDEO]

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Monitoring the environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and differential air pressure) anywhere is a breeze with Packet Power devices. They install easily, begin transmitting data wirelessly immediately without extra setup.

This video shows Packet Power's environmental monitors going from installation to online in minutes.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, wireless monitoring, environmental monitoring, Wireless technology, environmental monitor, wireless environmental monitor, temperature monitor, installation video

Case Study: Environmental Monitoring Made Easy

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Packet Power Team

When your existing monitoring devices are not keeping up with new demands, it’s time for a change. But upgrading monitors in a facility can be daunting. How do you change out equipment without disrupting operations? How much time and money will installation, configuration and the overall deployment take? What unexpected problems and costs may arise?

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, data center cooling, environmental monitoring, temperature monitoring, remote temperature monitoring, data center environmental monitoring, computer room temperature monitoring, data center humidity

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 cooling optimization is easier than you think

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Alan Katz

One of the most contentious areas of data center operating cost reduction is cooling. There is an ongoing tension between lowering cooling costs and keeping facility temperatures within a deliberately conservative range. Many data centers accept higher cooling costs to avoid going outside the "comfort zone". Some avoid addressing cooling optimization based on a belief that the cost to implement doesn't have an acceptable payback -- costs too much and/or takes too long.

But optimizing data center cooling can be easier than you think.

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Topics: data center temperature monitoring, Packet Power, data center cooling, environmental monitoring

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?


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.

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

Optimize your data center cooling safely, easily and cost effectively

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Alan Katz

Cooling represents one of the largest portions of data center energy usage -- 20-35% on average. Most data centers are overcooled with ambient temperatures kept at the lower end of ASHRAE guidelines.


ASHRAE 2011 Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments

This is done to account for any possible condition that may be occurring in any rack at any time. This "abundance of caution" comes at a high energy cost and it creates an opportunity for substantial cost savings for many data centers.

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

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