Data Centers

Key Features

  • System monitors hundreds of wireless sensors
  • Electrical metering of three phase loads on the incomer, UPS system, cooling plant and distributed power within IT infrastructure
  • In-line electrical metering of single phase dual redundant supplies to each rack
  • Integrated temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Aggregation of all data from various meters
  • Integration of metering information system database with customer billing system
  • Provision of power and temperature to customers
  • Calculation and reporting of PUE on an on-going basis

Customer Feedback

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Overview

Data centers, with the need to provide 24/7 availability in a reliable and highly secure environment, require an energy monitoring system to monitor power at a rack level, and power usage on the incomer, on the UPS and on standby generators. These businesses demand best practice in all areas including energy efficiency.

The EpiSensor wireless monitoring system gives data center managers the ability to track the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) to enable the apportioning of costs to each tenant for power usage. As well as monitoring at the rack level, the overall energy performance of each the data center is monitored on an on-going basis to ensure that any changes do not adversely affect the PUE, and to ensure UPS systems and cooling plants are working optimally.

With time-stamped data logging at the sensor level, the EpiSensor wireless monitoring system assures data centers a level of reliability not found in other wireless energy monitoring systems. For sub-metering at the rack level, the EpiSensor ZEM-30i Wireless One-Phase Electricity Monitor provides accurate and highly reliable power usage information on a wireless network. Our ZEM-61 Wireless Three-Phase Electricity Monitor is ideal for monitoring the incomer and other power infrastructure including UPS, generators and power distributors. Battery-powered temperature and humidity sensors (ZHS-10) also are easily deployed within the wireless infrastructure of the data centers.

The ability of the EpiSensor wireless energy monitoring system to collect this data on a uniquely reliable wireless network, combined with its ease of deployment are the reasons for its success.

 

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