In order to guarantee an operation which meets the requirements, the responsible operators and service partners need cross-system and trade-spanning information from all relevant areas. Only with a lot of transparency and detailed knowledge of the processes regarding IT and DC infrastructures, the demanded goals in availability, security and profitability can be achieved. By that, we mean simple information about the operational status of components, energetic indexes, documentation and evaluation of different management systems among others. The range of information is vast and very individual. Hence, only a really flexible and individual system can be deployed.
Our service product DC-MonIToring does exactly that for you. It gathers information from all current systems. The respective hardware and software provide a constant surveillance of the operation and gathers and visualizes all performance data. Thus, unused potential and possibilities for optimization are quickly obtained. The DC-MonIToring can be adjusted to send fault messages to either the operator or the Network Operation Center in an emergency and it can quickly gather all energetic indexes, e.g. from the cooling technology. Thereby, both, a reliable alarm and energy management can be operated, which is equipped with redundancies. The DC-MonIToring can be easily and individually adjusted to every data center and also be integrated into already existing infrastructures.
In addition to the above mentioned availability monitoring and energy monitoring the system also provides vital information for the operating management. Hence, project specific deadlines can be coordinated, both project and service documentation organized and there is also the option of creating a dashboard with relevant brief information for a general overview. The constant monitoring of a data center does not only show its operational status. It also facilitates avoiding predictable faults, increased energy consumption and unnecessary costs for managers of the areas IT, facility and finances.
Energy management, aiming for more efficiency, should be important for every company these days. The data center is a very energy-intensive zone and, based on little space and high density, offers a lot of ways to increase the efficiency. Hence, high standards are required in order to guarantee success. However, the different disciplines and requirements can cause problems. That is why it is so important to proceed coordinately.
In order to ensure that a data center is operated in line with requirements, the responsible operators and service partners, systems and trades need comprehensive information from all relevant areas. Only with a high degree of transparency and detailed knowledge of the processes of the IT and data center infrastructure can the required goals in terms of availability, security and economic efficiency be achieved. This means simple information about the operating status of components of the infrastructure, energy indicators, documentation and evaluations for various management systems. The range of this information is enormous and very individual. This means that only a very flexible individual system can be used here.
Modular data center monitoring for comprehensive collection of energy data and evaluation options
Our service product DC-MonIToring takes on this task and collects information from all common systems. The corresponding hardware and software ensures permanent monitoring of the operation, collects and visualizes all performance data. Unused potential and optimization options are quickly visible. DC monitoring can be geared towards sending fault reports to the operator or the Network Operation Center in an emergency and recording all energy-related indicators, such as those of the air conditioning technology. In this way, a reliable alarm and energy management system equipped with redundancies can be operated. The use of DC MonIToring can be individually adapted to each data center and integrated into planned and existing infrastructures.
Does the performance and reliability of the data center keep what the planning promises? A comprehensive load and redundancy test should be a matter of course, especially with newly built data centers. Because the time before the IT components are settled and the associated start of productive operation of the data center is usually the only and last opportunity to test the promised properties in terms of performance and redundancy. This is the only way to simulate and document the later possible operating states using special test scenarios.
Creation of test scenarios as a simulation of the various possible operating states. Methods for checking the various redundancy concepts. Documentation of the conditions provoked by the test scenarios.
RZservices specializes in this type of performance and redundancy tests. The minimum requirement are test scenarios that operate the supply technology in a very little loaded state, in various partial load ranges up to full load. These scenarios also lead to targeted failures of supply systems. Load banks in the racks are used as the actual load. These load banks generate the heat load similar to what the IT components do later. Checklists that are filled out with measurement data from various measuring devices are used to document the test scenarios. The use of DC monitoring is even better. The various scenarios can then also be graphically displayed and documented here.
Only those who know where the energy flows in their data center can have a positive effect. Continuous monitoring and analysis of these energy flows and thus efficiency is therefore necessary. This energy control serves to determine improvement potentials which then lead to an increase in energy efficiency.
Measures for monitoring, analysis and improvement
RZservices supports or organizes this monitoring and analysis of energy efficiency in the course of site management. For this purpose, measuring instruments for electrical energy and temperatures are analyzed, evaluated and tested for plausibility. This is continuously documented and serves as a template for optimization measures.
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