Data Center Monitoring starts with Power and Cooling systems.This is the minimum critical infrastructure every Data Center needs to operate without failure and within defined thresholds.It is a necessary condition to keep IT infrastructure safe and in healthy working condition.

Given the importance of Power and Cooling systems in Data Center operations management, GFS Crane DCIM has a dedicated module “Energy & Environment Management”. This module provides the information required in Data Center Capacity Planning.

Energy Management includes Data Center Power Management and Fuel Management.

Environment Management includes Data Center Cooling Management and Safety & Security Management.

Energy Management: Data Center Power Management

Power Chain, Impact Analysis, PUE Reports, Device-wise Power, Power Billing (for Colo customers)

  • Live monitoring & Impact Analysis with Power Chain
  • Power Consumption reports & trend graphs of:
    • HT/LT Transformers & Switch Gears
    • Any electrical feeder panel
    • UPS & Rectifiers
    • Floor, row & rack PDUs
    • HVACs & Chillers
    • Servers
    • Diesel Generator Sets with Fuel Usage and Output Power Reports
    • Analysis: Main Power versus Back-up Power
  • L1, L2 & L3 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) Reports
  • Energy Efficiency improvement recommendations through PUE-based analytics and server utilization versus virtualization status, age and power consumption
  • Branch circuit monitoring & Power Billing Reports for Colo customers

Daily UPS Input Voltage Trend

Data Center Power Management is a core DCIM function. Through PUE reports and analytics, GFS Crane DCIM provides energy efficiency recommendations that helps to reduce power and fuel costs in data center operations.

Energy Management: Fuel Management

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Environment Management: Data Center Cooling Management

Rack, Row & Room-level temperature, Device-wise Cooling Reports, Air Quality & Sustainability Reports

  • Temperature (Room, Row and Rack level)
  • Return air and supply air temperature of PAC units
  • Humidity (Room and rack level)
  • Differential pressure
  • Air quality (% of H₂, CO₂ and other gases)
  • Presence of water/moisture
  • Chilled water or any other liquid temperature, flow rate
  • Carbon footprint of data center based on power usage and source of power

Temperature Profile for Racks

GFS Crane DCIM helps in cooling optimization based on utilization and heat loads of IT devices. Sustainability Reports, correlated with Power consumption data, helps towards the goal of achieving a Greener Data Center

Environment Management: Safety & Security Management

Physical security and secure access control are also important considerations in data center infrastructure management. GFS Crane DCIM monitors and controls for emergency response:

  • Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarm/Suppression Systems
  • Access Control Systems
  • CCTV
  • Rodent Repellant Systems
  • Water Leak Detectors