Monitoring Tools Can Be a Critical Part of a Data Center’s Server Racks
In new data centers, the facility’s design intuitively meets the hardware’s needs. As a result, businesses can ship in racks of blade servers and other high-performance technology, while managing cooling and power needs relatively easily.
However, a Data Center Dynamics report said this is not as easy in most data centers. For facilities that are not brand new, current hardware does not always match the systems already installed. Therefore, exhaust procedures, power supplies, drainage and humidity controls, cooling ducts and other parts of the data center may not work efficiently with new server racks.
The report explained monitoring technology is becoming a more important part of the data center rack. By equipping custom server racks with monitoring tools, the data center can track component’s and ensure they run at optimal speeds, do not overheat, are working efficiently with the facility’s power supply and are able to operate safely.
According to a recent report from Consulting-Specific Engineer, modular data centers are making new server rack installations easier. By designing the data center with expansion in mind, cooling and power units can be designed based on the specific needs of incoming server racks.