With real-time monitoring you are able to concentrate on running your core business rather than fire fighting to retain business continuity.
Be Smart, Know Everything
Driving a car without a dashboard would be difficult, how would we know when to fill the fuel tank without a fuel gauge?
Business premises require monitoring systems to make sure that all of the support systems are running efficiently. Early warnings of potential issues are essential to ensure that the business can operate both efficiently and effectively.
At Ecl-ips we believe that all of the data that we collect should be available at the touch of a button, rather than being distributed across systems. This in turn, helps the business run in an efficient manner with no lost revenue due to the heating being too low or high, the air conditioning system not working, a burst pipe flooding the server room, etc.
Real-time monitoring systems that we have deployed for clients include the following:
IT Assets often reside in small enclosed spaces. Monitoring these spaces assists in providing constant uptime for IT clients.
UPS Monitoring – Often overlooked but it is important to know the condition of the batteries in a UPS (usually these have a 3-5 year lifespan but a regularly used system will have a shorter lifespan). Additional information and control are available via Network Monitoring Cards, this includes Battery Charging Status, Temperature, Current Load, Battery Runtime, Information of the latest Self-Test and much more.
Leak Detection Monitoring
Raised floors can hide a multitude of sins that aren’t seen until it is too late.
Air Conditioning Monitoring
Is the system running efficiently? Does the system have a fault? Is the system condensing or not? Is the system leaking?
Is the door open or closed? Has the door been held open? Who was the last person to open the door? How long has someone been in the room?
Who unplugged the router?
Who was in the server room?
Building Management Systems (BMS) Monitoring – Usually BMS systems are installed in medium to large commercial environments but these systems may not be connected to Ethernet networks, our role is to integrate the reporting from these systems and make the information available on your desktop or mobile device.
Location Monitoring – Where are your assets within a building, data centre etc?
Fuel Tank Level Monitoring – Generators require fuel and can have float valves installed to provide us with an electronic fuel level, maybe we could create an alert when the level goes below 25%.
Flow Rate Monitoring – Using analogue 0-5V or 4-20mA sensors we can and have in the past integrated with Flow rate sensors in water and gas pipes.
Should you have a building that could benefit from Real-Time Monitoring please get in touch.
IT Physical Monitoring
IT Physical Infrastructure Management is part of the ITIL Standards and is also an essential part of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM).
Environmental Monitoring within IT Spaces
With the modern pressures on data centres, server rooms and communication rooms, environmental or physical monitoring is key. Virtualisation has radically changed the need to monitor our data centres. Coupled with Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and green ethics there is more of a requirement for monitoring.