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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

Walk and chew gum -- data center monitoring at every speed

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Paul Bieganski

Data center infrastructure monitoring is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are many parameters you could monitor:  power, energy, temperature, humidity, pressure, etc. There are also multiple levels in physical and organizational hierarchy that monitoring could be deployed at:  main feeds, PDUs, cabinets, busways, servers, etc. Obviously, you want a system that supports as many parameters as possible and covers them throughout the hierarchy.

What is sometimes forgotten, however, is the dimension of time. Good monitoring also takes place on multiple time scales.

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Topics: data center monitoring, data centre monitoring

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