Technical Bulletin – Sensor Special

Technical Bulletin including updated sensor specification documents, an introduction to ‘Virtual Sensors’ and further information regarding our unique power monitoring sensors that allow users to collect power usage data from 2/3-core cables without modification!

Cisco Live Orlando

We recently attended the ‘Cisco Live’ event in Orlando where we displayed our new PowerZook single phase power sensor for the first time. We were part of Cisco’s Digital Building Village and Jacarta PowerZooks were deployed on each of the PDU’s that were being used to power each of the partner Pods. This enabled Cisco to…

Effective Data Centre and Server Room Alerting

Installing an environmental monitoring system is the first step towards protecting your critical IT environments. However, in order for the system to save you from data centre disaster, there must be effective alerting procedures in place to enable you to react quickly to potential threats to avoid network downtime. Please see below our top tips…

PYXIS DCIM Lite Central Monitoring Software – Top Tips & Features

Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is used to collect and present information from IT infrastructure and facilities equipment in order to allow users to monitor and manage their business-critical systems. However, these fully-blown DCIM solutions can be extremely expensive to purchase and maintain. Our PYXIS DCIM Lite software offers an alternative that we think…

Data Centre and Server Room Water Leak Detection – Top Tips

Though temperature and humidity conditions are often the first parameters IT Managers look to monitor, feedback from our worldwide customer-base suggests that the next biggest environmental threat to data centre and server room uptime is water ingress. Water leaks are particularly dangerous in Server Rooms and Data Centres as they can go unnoticed for long…

Press Release: How To Monitor Data Centre Power Usage

London, United Kingdom – 28 July, 2017 – There is now a huge desire amongst IT and Facilities professionals to adopt a suitable power management strategy, but implementation with existing tools can be extremely disruptive and problematic. Unless a new data centre is being built from scratch, installation of intelligent PDUs and inline power monitoring…

64% of IT Managers Had an AirCon Failure in the Last Year!

In 2007 we commissioned a survey of data centre managers and found that over 45% of the IT managers and facilities personnel that we spoke to had experienced an air-conditioning failure within the previous 12 months. As a supplier of environmental monitoring equipment we often hear horror stories of failing cooling systems, but we wondered…

Will the UK Energy Gap End in Data Centre Disaster?

During 2015 there were 640 power outages reported across the United Kingdom. This number represents a sizeable 19% increase on the 537 outages that were reported during the previous year. Over 2.5 million people were affected. This trend is expected to continue, with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) predicting that the UK faces an…

Early-adopters of ISO50001 now achieving significant power cost savings

With savings of over $2,000,000 USD per annum reported by Delta Electronics and carbon emissions reductions of 11% at Sheffield’s Hallam University, could ISO50001 change the way energy is monitored and managed? Many of us are familiar with the industrial and commercial standards outlined by the International Organisation for Standardisation. These standards are followed throughout…

Humidity Extremes Continue To Seriously Damage Businesses

With so much emphasis now being focused on 24/365 operation and the well-being of staff, humidity monitoring and control in data centres and offices is set to play a vital role in achieving the goals of IT and Human Resources departments over the next 5 years. As a human-being you will know how the fluctuations…

DCIM Lite – Alternative DCIM Thinking

Traditional DCIM software plays a vital role in the management of data centre environments but deciding on what you actually want from a DCIM solution can be a lengthy process. However, the rapid deployment of a cost-effective ‘DCIM Lite’ package, perhaps as an interim solution, will enable you to gain immediate benefits whilst providing you…

Could the ‘Team Sky effect’ help reduce your Data Centre costs?

The success of British cycling, be it by Team GB or Team Sky, has been astonishing; from an also-ran to a world leader in less than a decade. This success has been largely attributed to one man – Sir Dave Brailsford – and one approach to performance improvement – Marginal Gains. When Brailsford became Performance…