Okay now, I just asked you a question. Is your facility up and running? If your job title is Data Center Manager, you better have answered yes…quickly. If you answered, “I don’t know. Let me go check.” or “I have no idea; we have facilities all over the world.” then there’s a problem. Don’t worry. All you need to do is call Johnston Technologies and they will get you all set up with a state of the art Facility Monitoring System.
You know how the government (And this is a rumor, but I believe it to be true.) is tracking us and learning what our interests are through our emails and website usage? Well, a Facility Monitoring System is sort of like that. Through the use of an interactive dashboard on your computer, you are able to monitor and learn about your data center’s or data centers’ infrastructure from all around the globe.
Managing your data center’s equipment, commonly referred to as DCiM (Data Center Infrastructure Management), is an important part of your business’ well-being. Just think of the millions of dollars that could be lost during downtime. So what does a Facility Monitoring System monitor exactly? Just about everything you would need to know to be sure your facility or facilities are up and running.
- Equipment Status
- Water Leaks
- Power Consumption
So you may be wondering what happens if there is a problem with a piece of your critical equipment. Well, an alarm will sound or you will be notified via email or text. If you then look at your interactive dashboard, a 3D map will show you which facility the problem is in (if you have multiple locations), as well as pinpointing the exact room, rack, and piece of equipment that is experiencing trouble.
Johnston Technologies offers a couple different brand options for helping you to manage your data center’s infrastructure (DCiM). The first one is Geist Environet. Great for a huge global company, this high end Facility Monitoring System has all the bells and whistles. Besides the features mentioned above, the Geist Environet allows you to
- Make side by side comparisons of equipment
- View data before, during and after an event occurred
- See how an addition to a rack will impact power and cooling
- Generate automated reports to save time and cut down on human error
Another fantastic facility monitoring brand partnered with Johnston Technologies is RLE Technologies, and there are actually three models they carry. The first is the FMS. This is a feature rich and budget friendly system. Designed with no internal moving parts like fans and hard drives, means no downtime, no lost data and no scheduled maintenance.
The second RLE model is WiMGR. WiMGR is wireless. What does this mean for you? It means that installation is quick, easy, and low cost. Plus, system expansion costs are lower too when compared to the costs associated with hard wired sensors and systems.
The third model RLE offers to help with your Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCiM) is the F200. This brand new model combines facility monitoring with leak detection. Two for the price of one. How cool is that?
Whichever Facility Monitoring System model your company chooses to have Johnston Technologies provide, you can be rest assured that you will be kept up to date (We’re talking real time, baby.) with your infrastructure’s workings. Whether it’s local or located elsewhere on the map, you’re good to go and in the know.