Electrical and Infrastructure Capacity Becoming Issue for Data Centers

Data centers are experiencing growing complications with capacity— both on the infrastructure and electrical power level. Considering most data centers were built over a decade ago, it is not surprising these facilities are not equipped to handle the growing amount of information it has to store and process. Trends such as the growing use of Internet on mobile devices, and cloud storage, have data centers feeling the squeeze on their resources.

The predicament is two-fold. On one hand, data centers are struggling with a physical lack of space. Resource demands are on the rise. A recent Information Week survey found that 54% of data center respondents said their resource demands were increasing. On the other hand, this is causing electrical loading capacity to be maxed out. Instead of utilizing potential power to bring in more operations that generate profit, data center operators are forced to direct their resources to cooling and network resources.

As a result of poor planning and the capacity issues mentioned above, a lot of data centers are seeing the lifetime of their infrastructure dwindle. This is leading data center managers to implement proactive environmental monitoring to warn of potential threats to their assets. Nevertheless, the fact is, the hardware used for environmental monitoring is also a draw on electrical capacity. Many environmental monitoring consoles support only a handful of sensors. This forces data center operators to buy scores of hardware devices— all of which take up valuable space and consume power. It is clear that environmental monitoring is a need though. American company Uptime Devices designed the Remote Physical Monitor (RPM CM) with these realities in mind. Unlike other environmental monitors, RPM CM uses efficient Daisy Chain Sensor® technology that allows up to 250 different sensors to be connected to one hardware unit. Instead of being forced to invest in a growing number of bulky hardware units, operators can monitor efficiently with a RPM CM unit that grows as the business operations grow. The bottom line— with the RPM CM, data center operators are able to monitor large amounts of units from one hardware piece. Using other environmental monitoring providers, data center operators are forced to buy sizeable quantities of hardware that consume infrastructure and electrical capacity. As data center capacity becomes an issue, consider an environmental monitoring choice that doesn’t add to the capacity problem.

For more information on how Uptime Devices’ Environmental Monitoring products can help protect your assets business implement a more profitable billing structure, please visit our site:www.uptimedevices.com/products , or email: sales@uptimedevices.com