April 14, 2021
Environmental monitoring is a data-intensive information gathering exercise. Read more to learn about best practices for deploying intelligent rack PDUs for environmental monitoring applications.
Data center infrastructure designed for environmental monitoring not only has to stand the test of time, but it has to be built on a platform that supports ready access to critical information at any moment. Environmental monitoring relies on sure building blocks that are abundantly capable of doing their job on-site no matter the conditions—along with the ability to access the critical information being generated by those components from afar. While it sounds easy enough on paper, the key is to land on the fastest and most efficient method of processing the data you are collecting.
An Environmental-Monitoring Workhorse That Delivers—and Then Some
When we think of environmental monitoring, we generally think more about the data output than about the sensors that are tasked with collecting information on present conditions, temperature, and humidity readings, rightly so! However, it stands to reason that best-of-breed components, such as sensors and processors, make or break the deployment. Sitting demurely behind the scenes is a deployment best practice, which is to engineer an environmental monitoring system around a rack PDU —one that can consistently deliver reliable information at any time.
Needs Met, Hands Down
In fact, the iX7 is like that fully optimized blade chassis in your data center—it is the fastest and most efficient way to get the job done. The most advanced PDU controller ever built, the iX7 can serve up asset management, rack access and security, environmental monitoring, and capacity management. All of this data can be leveraged through Power IQ monitoring software, or via your own BMS or DCIM software.