Data Center Efficiency- Look Before You Leap
Posted on December 19, 2014
Arthur Cole of IT Business Edge covers the different monitoring tools from AUDIT-BUDDY to DCIM to wireless sensors. From the article: If you are looking for a less-invasive approach, a company called Purkay Labs offers the Audit-Buddy, a single device that gathers input from data center “white space” that can then be used to revamp energy practices. The device does not need to integrate into existing infrastructure and can be moved from place to place to gain a broad view of data center conditions. Functions include temperature and humidity tracking, 3D thermal baseline profiling, hot/cold loss measurement and containment and overall air quality measurement. Although it does not provide a deep-dive view of the data center, it should give managers some initial insight into whether a full-blown DCIM platform is warranted.