Easily Implement Scalable Environmental Monitoring System to Protect Critical IT Equipment
August 18, 2015
Environmental conditions within a data center can affect
sensitive IT equipment if not properly monitored and managed. As a result, many
data center managers require monitoring of both environmental conditions and
energy consumption. The ability to do this does not necessarily require the
implementation of an expensive and complex infrastructure management system.
Many companies rely on Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Remote
Infrastructure Management (RIM) System to provide continuous environmental,
power and security monitoring in both data centers and equipment rooms. Additionally,
it allows for interconnectivity with building management systems for an
integrated view of all facility equipment, using
a simple web interface.
CPI’s RIM products create a critical early warning system
that monitors conditions and sends a notification when conditions change, so
immediate action can be taken.
Three models are available:
- The RIM-750 is perfect for monitoring a single cabinet or
small equipment room.
- The RIM-1000 monitors a row of high-density cabinets in
data centers or small computer rooms. In
addition to monitoring external sensors, RIM-1000 can also monitor Modbus data
from facilities equipment. Use multiple RIM-1000 appliances to monitor multiple
sites from a single web-based interface.
- The RIM Protocol Converter integrates facilities equipment
with the building management system (BMS) or a network management system (NMS)
by converting between SNMP, BACnet and Modbus protocols. It does not monitor
external analog or digital sensors like the RIM-1000 and RIM-750.
For a detailed comparison of these products, download
this product guide.