A Reliable, Non-Invasive Approach to Data Center Monitoring and Management

Moises Levy, Jason O. Hallstrom
2017 Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems  
Recent standards, legislation, and best practices point to data center infrastructure management systems to control and monitor data center performance. This work presents an innovative approach to address some of the challenges that currently hinder data center management. It explains how monitoring and management systems should be envisioned and implemented. Key parameters associated with data center infrastructure and information technology equipment can be monitored in real-time across an
more » ... al-time across an entire facility using low-cost, low-power wireless sensors. Given the data centers' mission critical nature, the system must be reliable and deployable through a non-invasive process. The need for the monitoring system is also presented through a feedback control systems perspective, which allows higher levels of automation. The data center monitoring and management system enables data gathering, analysis, and decision-making to improve performance, and to enhance asset utilization.
doi:10.25046/aj0203196 fatcat:fvpukbrlnnczjeacr756wtjgum