EkkoSense extends software-enabled data centre optimisation support to Edge sites

Active Edge site performance optimisation enables thermal, power and capacity management optimisation – supporting greater IT loads across Edge facilities.

EkkoSense has extended its EkkoSoft Critical solution to ensure full support for Edge sites. This new capability will provide data centre operators with the widest possible view of their critical facilities’ performance - from the smallest server room through to the largest rooms. This means that, for the first time, operations teams can gain real-time access to power, cooling and space optimisation data from across their entire data centre estate.

EkkoSense’s new Edge site monitoring and optimisation solution integrates previously unused data sources to support Edge facilities that were either left unmonitored or only tracked by generalized Building Management Systems (BMS). Edge sites now covered by EkkoSoft Critical include single or smaller server rooms, hub sites and telecom equipment rooms. Edge site data can now be viewed, analysed and optimised using EkkoSoft Critical’s intuitive single pane of glass enterprise estate performance visualisations.

“With analyst firms now estimating that soon more than half of enterprise-generated data will be either created or processed outside of the data centre or the cloud, it’s essential for organizations to have much greater insight into their growing number of Edge facilities,” said Paul Milburn, EkkoSense’s Chief Product Officer. “Now we’re able to not only support operations teams with enterprise-wide visibility, but also deliver the thermal, power and capacity management support they need to run remote sites more efficiently while also supporting greater IT loads.”

Unlike traditional remote BMS solutions that can only respond to hard faults, the EkkoSense solution features more flexible alerting with user permission configuration. This effectively delivers a more comprehensive ‘mini-BMS’ alternative at around a tenth of the cost of more complex BMS solutions.

EkkoSense software for Edge is particularly easy to deploy, with a starter kit package of wireless sensors and the EkkoHub Wireless Data Receiver that supports self-installation by non-IT professionals. Each EkkoHub can support up to 200 wireless sensors and up to 20 Modbus/SNMP devices in direct mode, ensuring support and scalability for a broad range of Edge sites from single server rooms through to larger hub sites or equipment rooms.

Additionally, with thermal failure impacting remote sites during summer months, real-time monitoring of sites via EkkoSense helps ensure 100% ASHRAE rack thermal compliance – protecting organisations from the risk of potential thermal failure at remote sites.

Key EkkoSense Edge capabilities include:

24/7 comprehensive enterprise-wide visibility of remote Edge site performance

Significant risk reduction, preventing potential service-impacting thermal failures at remote sites

Fully scalable solution, with the same enterprise-class monitoring, visualisation and AI-powered analytics supporting all facilities – from single Edge server rooms to major data centre sites

Cost-effective management, with real-time views providing early insight into potential issues, allowing operations teams to optimise Edge site maintenance schedules

Simple installation and operation: wireless sensors and direct-to-cloud wireless data transmission enabling rapid Edge deployment by non-IT professionals within hours

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