Data Center Monitoring focuses on keeping the power supply, temperature and other key elements in a data center at optimal levels to maximize reliability and efficiency.
Data center monitoring has evolved from basic alerts into critical strategies for maximizing uptime and performance in the increasingly complex IT environment. Power monitoring and environmental monitoring are two of the most common areas of focus.
Power monitoring solutions provide data, reports and alerts to help manage one of the most critical aspects of any data center. This is especially important with power-hungry hardware solutions such as blade servers, which can present challenges in providing sufficient primary and back-up power.
Environmental monitoring solutions focus on managing energy costs and preventing downtime — two of the most pressing issues for data center managers. By monitoring environmental conditions in the server cabinet, managers are the first to know if temperatures at the critical assets are within the desired ranges.