Information Technology support is not just about setting up your business IT infrastructure and fixing your server incase it collapses. A large chunk of work done by reputable IT consultants involves regular monitoring of your server system to ensure that everything is working as it should. Monitoring servers are extremely important and are central to productivity. Unfortunately, this is one aspect that is often disregarded in terms of facilities management. If your building has a data centre (central server), then it is imperative and essential to install a proper monitoring system that will ensure that conditions in your server room are in proper order.
Environmental threats in your server room can cause more damage than hardware or software problems. These threats include changes in temperature, humidity, the presence of water and so on. One of the most common environmental threats in any server room is heat. Critical rises or drops in temperature can lead to failure of equipment. Also, any amount of water from a faulty sprinkler system to a flash flood or changes in humidity can damage your system. High temperatures, humidity and water can shorten the life of expensive equipment and can cause downtime or even failure of critical network systems.
Failure in equipment means that your business will not be able to run efficiently and effectively for hours on end or even days, until the problem can be fixed or equipment can be replaced. This means a reduction in efficiency and productivity of your company, and of course in expenses incurred. To prevent disasters like this, the use of environment monitoring systems are essential.
By having an environment monitoring system that can relay information about changes in your server room, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are fully aware of what is happening in your server room at all times. Environment monitoring systems are able to detect threatening conditions such as fires, floods, intense temperatures before your equipment is damaged or destroyed by the incorporation of a wide range of sensors. The environment monitoring systems are able to alert users via siren, alarm, beacon, voice call or even by SMS. Systems with cutting edge technology also allow you to manage your server room remotely, and reboot servers and network devices remotely if necessary.