Controlling Energy Consumption and Humidity Levels in Data Centers

All our internet activities—including emailing, blogging, gaming, networking, web browsing, e-commerce, and social media—are conducted through millions of large and small data centers around the world. The ever-growing volume of digital content and internet traffic herald a rise in the number of these centers in the future. They consume massive amounts of energy, much of which is wasted by inefficient or underutilized servers. Of course, technological advances in recent years have paved the way for optimizing these servers. Some famous IT brands like Apple and Google have secured a high level of efficiency in their Cloud computer server farms.

However, heavy server operations are not the only causes of energy drain in data centers. These facilities do extensively use cooling systems to prevent over-heating. Massive storage and intensive processing of digital data can generate excessive heat in servers. High temperatures will lead to stress and failure in server operations. In contrast, lowering temperatures below the required range would amount to a substantial waste of electricity. It is difficult to strike a balance here, especially in view of shifting server activities and the subsequent fluctuations in temperature.

To tackle this challenge, data center operators consider installing temperature sensors for consistent monitoring purposes. Multiple sensors are installed in several spots around a large facility to provide a real-time heat map of the entire facility. In view of the constantly changing layout of data centers, it is better to deploy wireless sensors with reliable transmission ranges. RadiantWatch offers highly accurate wireless sensors that transmit strong signals even from within enclosed spaces. RSTH-700 sensors monitor humidity levels, as well as temperature, to ensure the cool and dry operating environment that highly sensitive electronic equipment need.

 

 

In addition to accurate and reliable sensors, an energy-management solution must comprise a software suite to coordinate sensor data. One needs a smart central platform to analyze this data and manage the performance of air conditioners accordingly. RadiantWatch Environmental Visibility Solution incorporates an intelligent IoT platform for collecting and acting upon sensor data. The system establishes a network of sensors and cooling systems, whose nodes are monitored and controlled by a central software. It also includes an alert module that would report any deviations from the designated temperatures in real-time. This would enable the operators to detect possible failures in cooling systems, and prevent the subsequent damages to the servers.

RadiantWatch Environmental Monitoring Platform has displayed considerable flexibility in installation and deployment across different environments. This customizable solution can cover data centers of various proportions, from closets and small rooms to vast data farms. Utilizing this system enables you to run a highly efficient energy-saving program in your facility. It helps you secure substantial cuts to electricity usage while maintaining a steady temperature all around the premises. Energy efficiency of cooling equipment would also bring about a major reduction in data center’s carbon footprint. This will be a giant stride for those who are pursuing green data centers of their own.

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