The Big Data trend has resulted in a major expansion of data centers, and the vast quantities of data that are transmitted, processed and stored by these facilities consume huge amounts of power. In fact, data centers in the U.S. account for 2% of the country’s total energy consumption. To both save energy and reduce cost, data center engineers are hard at work improving their data center’s PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), which requires high facility network availability to build critical power management and environmental monitoring systems.
The benefits of using industrial grade equipment in data centers are:
Unifying Interface for Data Acquisition
Supports protocol conversion, such as Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP, I/O to SNMP, and serial-to-Ethernet to deliver a unified interface for data acquisition.
Tailored Features for Greater Flexibility
Supports tailored features, such as simple control logic and Ethernet cascading, to provide and flexibility and scalability to meet the different demands of data centers.
Rugged Design to Ensure Availability
Supports industrial-grade features to withstand harsh environments, including EMC resistance, wide-temperature operability, as well as millisecond-level network recovery.
For data centers, ensuring a constant power supply is essential. Since saving energy and reducing cost are so important, engineers are installing meters and circuit breakers in the electrical room to monitor and manage power usage. This emphasis on reducing PUE makes it essential to ensure reliable data communication in an electrical room environment bathed in electrical noise.
To ensure uninterrupted data center service, it is essential to maintain a stable environment by controlling electrical noise and temperatures to avoid impacting operations. This can be achieved by monitoring environmental conditions like air temperature, gas levels, and water leakage, particularly since water cooling systems are often used to dissipate the heat generated by the machines operating in the room.