ORLANDO, Fla.--(Vigilent®, the leader in Intelligent Energy Management™ systems, today extended its reach into the data center risk mitigation market with an all-new alarms and notification system for data center environmental control. This new Vigilent Alarms & Notification system was announced this morning at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 (Booth #939).)--
“The Vigilent Alarms & Notification system provides an essential tool for minimizing risk. Data center operators gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing they’ll be the first to learn of potential issues, often in advance of a risk event actually occurring.”
The Alarms & Notification system builds on the industry-leading momentum of the Vigilent Intelligent Energy Management system to notify data center managers when desired temperatures and other environmental conditions are exceeded, cooling equipment malfunctions, or cooling unit efficiency degrades below optimal levels. In these and other events, the system will issue alarms and implement pre-defined escalation protocols to ensure that mission-critical facilities stay up and running.
“A few minutes can determine the difference between uninterrupted uptime and costly outages,” said Christopher Kryzan, Vice President of Marketing for Vigilent. “The Vigilent Alarms & Notification system provides an essential tool for minimizing risk. Data center operators gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing they’ll be the first to learn of potential issues, often in advance of a risk event actually occurring.”
The Vigilent Alarms & Notification system identifies and warns against potential failure modes by leveraging the 24/7 analysis performed by the Vigilent Intelligent Energy Management system. Vigilent monitoring technology makes use of a network of industrial-grade, wireless sensors that are deployed throughout a facility, collecting real-time data twice each minute. When the system determines that a desired threshold has been exceeded, it immediately triggers a customizable notification strategy including email, text messages or voice messages, and implements predetermined escalation procedures if no responses are received.
Even more powerful, the system includes advanced artificial intelligence technology that analyzes dynamically aggregated, as well as historical data from thousands or more of monitored points, to identify correlations that may indicate potential failures. This technology not only characterizes current performance, but also predicts expected behavior and provides an important tool to avoid potential downtime incidents before they occur.
“Historical trending and projections are needed to capture a data center's past energy usage and/or efficiency ratings, and to show future trends for the infrastructure based on captured consumption patterns. This would provide the IT and facilities departments with a clearer view of the complete infrastructure and where critical resources should be focused,” said Dave Cappuccio in the June 2012 Gartner DCIM Tools, IT and Buyer Expectations Report. “Cascading impact assessments will allow for the predictive impact of future changes on an environment before they happen.”
Alarms & Notification system features include:
User-defined points and thresholds – Monitoring points for alarms and allowable ranges can be defined by facility management. Sensors can measure rack inlet temperature, pressure, humidity, cooling unit power, discharge air temperature, and return air temperature.
Portfolio-wide management – The system can monitor a single site, or a portfolio of sites, and aggregate data from multiple locations, allowing regional and national managers to receive appropriate notifications.
Configurable escalation protocols – Rapid problem resolution is facilitated with a user-defined escalation process that ensures the right resources are notified at the right time.
Multiple notification methods – Email, SMS, and voice messaging options are available. An SNMP interface provides for integration with central NOCs or BMS systems.
Integrated system – The Alarms & Notifications system is tightly integrated with the Vigilent Intelligent Energy Management System to provide a comprehensive environmental management solution for mission-critical facilities.
Together, the Alarms & Notifications system with the Vigilent Intelligent Energy Management system protect the mission-critical facilities of Fortune 500 companies worldwide that are incorporating Vigilent systems as an essential component of their Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) strategy.
The Vigilent Alarms & Notification system will be available in December.
Vigilent (vigilent.com) is the leader in intelligent energy management systems, an essential solution for data center infrastructure management (DCIM). The company applies advanced Intelligent Analytics™ technology to address the real-time energy demands of data centers, colocation providers, telecommunications facilities, and large buildings. Vigilent protects uptime through dynamic management of cooling resources, while delivering significant, immediate reductions in cooling energy costs and carbon emissions through automated 24/7 monitoring and control of mission-critical facilities. A privately-held firm located San Francisco’s East Bay, Vigilent is committed to green energy solutions that reduce and inform energy use, making for a more sustainable planet.
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