– Greg Primm, Product Marketing Manager, RF Code, Inc.m says:
Too hot. Too cold. Too remote. Too complex. Too costly. The challenges in today’s wired data centers are endless.
IT professionals are tasked with controlling data center environments, tracking remote locations, and managing complex and constantly changing equipment and the wires that connect them — all while striving to contain costs. Dealing with these challenges means that IT staffs spend a greater number of hours managing data center environments and monitoring equipment than taking care of other critical business tasks.
Miles of Wires
The traditional approach to environmental monitoring and operational management in data centers has been to deploy large, wired monitoring systems across the network. However, these wired systems are typically costly to install and reconfigure, especially as servers, software, circuitry, and other devices are updated, replaced, and repaired.
Sensor technology emerged to collect and report data to a central device. They gave data center environments the ability to centrally monitor networks and improve network management. But the majority of these solutions employ wires to operate.
Losing the Wires
The next evolution of this technology is a completely wire-free solution that requires no wired connections between the sensors and readers. As a result, wire-free sensor networks offer a significantly improved alternative that:
· Is simpler and less expensive to install and manage
· Ensures less interference with existing infrastructure
· Boosts performance capabilities
· Is easier to deploy across a network, even to the most remote regions
The combination of a lower cost installation and higher levels of control over the data center environment with wire-free sensor networks delivers six significant advantages to data center monitoring, management, and control.
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