Most data centers use AC (Alternating Current) power. The current within an AC system flows in one direction, reverses, flows backward and then forward again 50 or 60 times a second, depending on what country you’re in. That means that voltage and current in an AC system fluctuate back and forth between positive and negative.
Accurate information on rack-level temperature in your data center can help lower operating costs, avoid outages and meet SLA agreements. Packet Power’s wireless Environmental Monitor makes getting that information easy. And it costs as much as 70% less than other solutions. In most data centers, power density can vary widely from rack to rack. Higher
You know realtime alerts are critical for running your data center. But to be really useful they can’t take too long to set up or result in false notifications. Packet Power’s EMX Energy Portal application has a unique Policies tool that allows an alert to be set up in under a minute and applied to
Circuit aproaching overload? Intake temperature way too high? When something is going wrong in your data center, you need to be notified immediately. Packet Power’s EMX Energy Portal application makes this easy even for very large monitoring networks. In fact, EMX offers two types of realtime alerts — Policies and Alerts. Here’s when to use
How you charge for power is one of the most important pricing decisions you make as a hosting company. Whether you allocate costs based on energy used (kWh), the maximum load your facility must provide (peak kVA), typical usage (average hourly W) or some other approach, your choice will have a significant impact on both
Wireless monitoring networks for data centers have specific requirements that are not always obvious and can be painful if ignored. Packet Power has spent years building and running large scale wireless monitoring systems for data centers and found the following features to be essential. SECURE Most people assume security means ENCRYPTION. That is a given
Environmental monitoring and control in the data center is usually assumed to be synonymous with temperature control: how to make sure the air is at the optimal temperature at each place. Temperature, however, is only one of the two key parameters that determine the quality of air. Its twin, humidity, is much less understood. When
Upgrading your standard un-metered PDU to a fully metered PDU doesn’t have to mean going to the expense of purchasing a new smart PDU along the costs of adding network cable drops and a massive integration effort with a monitoring program. Packet Power “Smart Cables” simplify the process with the entire solution often costing less