In modern data center design, the most overlooked elements are power utilization, consumption and monitoring.
Making the right decisions can improve server health and data center efficiency. On the other hand, overlooking simple things, like monitoring data center power consumption, can have detrimental and costly effects on the environment.
• View all power system capacity utilization using a dynamic one-line diagram
• Be aware of the active power path and status of each device in the power system
• Understand dependencies in the entire data center power system to know exactly what racks or devices will be affected by any failure and maintenance activity in the power system
• Access reports showing system capacity and utilization
Dynamic Electrical One-Line Diagram
• Understand current operating state of the complete power system through a one-line diagram; quickly identify and address potential issues and understand overall health
• Navigate from one-line diagram to device view, allowing you to see data center power both from a bird’s-eye view and under a magnifying lens
• Determine which devices or racks are dependent on a device using configured connections, allowing you to better plan power maintenance and perform risk assessments
• Create comprehensive downtime reports of cascading power failures by reviewing the historical operation of equipment
Capacity Reporting, Planning and Forecasting
• Ensure adequate power capacity of the complete power system is available during planning activities
• Forecast power consumption based on current and historical data; plan deployment based on data center capacity plans
• Map out dependency relationships of IT equipment to the power system; aid in risk assessments and enhance data center team coordination
• Adjust operating loads on equipment based on actual information to maintain service level agreements and increase efficiency — without worrying about availability
• Evaluate power system utilization through dashboards
Utilize Power and Cooling Resources Efficiently and Improve PUE
PIQ software automatically collects power usage data from devices, and environmental data from sensors.
Real-time power consumption monitoring by device, rack, row, POD, data center or customer.
Meet manufacturers’ and industry guidelines for data center temperature and humidity.
Automatically generate customer energy billback reports.
Vendor agnostic agentless graceful shutdown and power cycling down to the outlet-level.
Interactive dashboards and reports provide real-time PUE information and trends over time.
Make Informed Power and Capacity Planning Decisions
PIQ software tracks actual power load of IT devices under computing stress, providing better planning information.
Collect short- and long-term data and compare to rated capacity to update design assumptions.
Monitor trends, alerts, and threshold violations to understand future power needs.
View real-time power load, rate of change and trends for forecasting power capacity.
Find stranded capacity and delay expensive capital purchases.
Easily identify IT device power hogs and ghost servers that may be candidates for consolidation.
Estimate potential savings from increasing temperature to upper limit of recommendations.
Monitor Data Center Health to Prevent Costly Unplanned Downtime
Avoid unplanned downtime that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per outage and the health of your complete data center including critical facilities.
Data center health maps provide an at-a-glance view of rack load levels, line currents and all environmental conditions.
Threshold based alerting and trends for identifying hotspots and potential trouble areas.
Custom Views for each user for quick access to relevant data
Alarm monitoring and management from the data center level down to the outlet
Mass configuration of Server Technology PDUs through secure SNAP™ feature
Easy to use for capacity planning and power monitoring
Setup cabinet-level redundancy checks
Identify temperature variation across the data center, environmental measurements via plug-and-play probes
Manage user rights to access and control equipment power
Convert continual data polling from all cabinets into actionable information in a variety of forms
Track Consumption in Real Time for Better Efficiency
• Use the unified dashboard to see real-time data, energy usage and operating efficiency together; key information helps determine system peak performance, maximize energy usage and minimize energy waste
• Customize dashboards so users can enter data manually if the data center is not properly instrumented for measuring total facility or IT load
• Gauge efficiency and comply with current and historical industry approved efficiency metrics (PUE and DCIE)
• Compute real-time power consumption (kW/hour) for a device and determine ways to balance capacity and demand within the data center
• Configure source and currency details that facilitate utility cost calculations at the system and unit levels… so you can determine actual costs, not just consumption
• Understand capacity usage to ensure business-critical services are always up and running while lowering operating costs; roll out measures to improve peak performance
Monitor and Respond to Critical Devices Intelligently
• See device status (Normal, In Alarm, Maintenance Mode, Not Responding) on a graphical floor plan and in real time to get a more comprehensive view of actual device health
• Configure data points for collection and assign data collection intervals
• Use Accelerated Polling to monitor trends during power outage and when running on battery power for maintenance; compare load with run time to provide additional measurement of load percentage versus available battery run time
• Control and command other devices to perform actions using an alarm as a trigger, minimizing need for personnel intervention (i.e., high temperature); gather data from any device in the system once alarm is triggered • Real-time tracking of aisle temperature during extended power outage via Cold Aisle Temperature Sensors and track aisle temperature or evaluate high room temperature events
• Get notifications via SNMP, SMS or email and based on working hours of facilities personnel so alarms are addressed to the right person promptly; determine delivery based on notification states (Success, Failed or Pending)
• Provide alarm attributes, filters, transitions, views (active and audit/calendar) as well as actions (acknowledgment, escalation, accelerations, etc.,); assign alarms and notification rules according to user role
• Use logical operators (AND, OR, NOT) to create logic between alarms so notifications are sent only after conditions of related alarm are met; no notification sent if action is no longer needed
• Use Summary View to see what alarm merits immediate attention and to see alarms side-by-side to understand their context, cause and relationship, if any
* Power One-Line Diagrams * Power Capacity Planning * Energy Cost Analysis * Custom Reporting and Views
* Key Performance Indicators * PUE/DCIE Reporting * Customized Views per User * Tenant Billing Manager
* Chillers * CRAC Units * Utility Power Meters * Switch Gear * Generators * Fuel Systems * ATS, STS
* Fire Panels * Leak Detection * Battery Strings * PDUs * UPS * RPP * BCM
* SNMP * Modbus * BACnet * LONworks * oBIX * Hardired I/O * Niagra
Environet Features and Benefits
Automated Reports – Automatically generates required reports.
Import Wizard – For users who already track their assets, Environet offers a quick and easy import feature that can be specified to each rack.
Global, Dashboard and Equipment Views – Displays top to bottom views for Enterprise to Granular visuals.
Custom Views of All Data – Shows the most pertinent information based on individual monitoring needs for faster more efficient data collection.
Trend and Historical Records – Saves time by automatically collecting and logging important data points.
Capacity Planning – Allows assumptive loads and creates simulated views of the effects.
Energy Spectrum View – Graphically represents the power density of each rack on the floor plan.
Full Alarm Management – Gives users to flexibility to manage alarms remotely.
Integration with All Major BMS and NMS – Easily integrates with your current systems so there is no need for extra costs.
Multiple Sites – Gives users a holistic view of the whole enterprise.
Scalable and Vendor/Manufacture Neutral – Works with your existing equipment.