The ever-increasing volume of internet data requires handling many megawatts of power in data centers and dealing with increasing server densities. Maintaining an environment that ensures uninterrupted long life for the servers and minimizes electricity costs dictates the use of complex cooling and environmental monitoring systems. For scalable monitoring, LORD MicroStrain’s wireless sensor network technology can report vital ambient data center conditions in real-time.
With this approach, wireless temperature, humidity, and airflow sensors are embedded in or externally deployed on server towers. Optional ambient airflow energy harvesting eliminates battery maintenance and supports an autonomous network up to thousands of wireless server sensor nodes. With the company’s SensorCloud analytics and customizable alerts, operators can easily track power-usage effectiveness, humidification requirements, cooling performance, and identify hotspots.
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Filed Under: Sensor Tips, Energy management + harvesting