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Monday, January 13, 2014

Forrester lists ServersCheck as one of the top 15 data center monitoring vendors in its latest Tech Radar report

In its latest Tech Radar report, Forrester has listed ServersCheck as one of the 15 data center monitoring vendors.

ServersCheck is listed next to companies such as CA, Emerson, Schneider Electric, HP, IBM

We are very proud to have been picked up by Forrester.  This report confirms that as a customer you have taken the smart choice to use ServersCheck to monitor your infrastructure.

As a Forrester customer you can download the report on:
http://www.forrester.com/

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cloud platform released for ServersCheck's environmental Sensors

Today we have launched the Beta version of our Cloud Platform.

The cloud platform allows you to centrally monitor, report and alert on sensor values without having to install any software.

The cloud feature is free* with the purchase of any new sensorgateway and for any customer having purchased a version 5 sensorgateway.    Firmware 4.0 or higher is required to make this feature work.  The sensorgateway should also be able to connect to the Internet in order to communicate with our Cloud platform.

You can create a free account and access the cloud platform on https://my.infrastructuremonitoring.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dew Point Calculator on InfrastructureMonitoring.com

On our infrastructuremonitoring.com website we have added a new tool: dew point calculator.

The dew point is an important metric to watch in data centers & server rooms as it is the temperature at which water turns from vapor into liquid.    This can cause short circuits on equipment, like Facebook experienced in its Prineville data center.

The calculator takes 2 inputs: temperature and humidity.  Based on those readings it computes the dew point and compares it to the limits as defined in the ASHRAE standards.  

The calculator can be found on following url:
http://infrastructuremonitoring.com/dew-point-calculator/

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Customer integration of ServersCheck's sensors with WhatsUp Gold

One of our customers has recently published a post on his blog detailing his experience with our sensors.

His configuration is for monitoring temperature & humidity in a server room and integrating it with his monitoring tool, WhatsUp Gold.

You can find Chris' story on following link:
http://chris.kehayias.com/2013/11/05/serverscheck-infrastructure-sensor/

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Expansion unit for the SensorGateway

We released the SensorHub, an expansion unit for the SensorGateway.

The SensorGateway is the base unit for our environmental monitoring solution.  It comes with a built-in temperature monitoring sensor.   The device can host up to 2 optional external sensor probes such as temperature, temperature & humidity, flooding, power failure, airflow, shock, dry contact.

The newly launched SensorHub connects to the SensorGateway and allows for the monitoring of 8 external sensor probes instead of 2.

Next to the additional ports for external sensor probes, the device also includes 4 dry contacts inputs, 2 dry contact outputs and 2 relay outputs.

You can find more information about the SensorHub on http://www.serverscheck.com/sensors/sensor_hub.asp



Monday, July 22, 2013

Beyond Data Centers & Server Rooms

When we started selling our first generation of temperature sensors and other environmental sensors back in 2004, we tied our sensors closely with our Monitoring Software which was launched a year earlier.

The sensors relied on a proprietary serial protocol and couldn't be integrated with any other network monitoring software.

This changed in 2010 when we launched the first generation of our Sensorgateways.  The Sensorgateway was created as a low-cost but high value IP based temperature sensor.   The idea was to create a device that would be able on its own to monitor, report and alert on sensor values.

As no software was needed to control the sensors, customers started deploying our sensors beyond the data centers and server rooms we designed them for.   Our industrial design made them suitable for other industries that we didn't think of and that our customers found applications for.

To illustrate some of those industries we created a small video that shows you how our sensors can be used in data centers, server rooms, healthcare, cold storage, oil & gas, communication rooms, winery's.

If you have deployed the sensors in other fields than above, then please share in the comments section how you use our sensors.  If  you have a nice high resolution picture, then we will see if we can include it in the animation.

Enjoy the video




Monday, May 27, 2013

ServersCheck launches at CeBIT Australia its new generation of wireless sensors for server rooms & data centers

At this week's CeBIT 2013, ServersCheck launches with its distributor, Duons Australia, a new generation of probes: the “wireless temperature probes”.

Best practices recommend to monitor the temperature inside a rack in 3 different spots. This can be achieved with 2 external temperature probes connected to a SensorGateway, which also has its built-in temperature sensor.

However, thanks to the new wireless sensor, one SensorGateway can now control up to 30 wireless temperature sensors, or 10 racks.

A wireless temperature sensor can monitor temperature between -10 °C to + 85°C with an accuracy of 0.5 °C. A wireless sensor requires no configuration: once powered it automatically connects to the wireless base station. Wireless sensors have a battery life of one year.



Wireless Offers Significant Advantages
• The ServersCheck wireless temperature sensor is more compact compared to traditional wired temperature sensors and therefore easier to install with the use of magnets.
• No wiring is needed, simplifying the installation, requiring less labor and speeding up implementation.
• The shortage of IP addresses or their cost may hinder the deployment of conventional wired probes. With these wireless sensors, only one IP address per 30 probes is needed.

Depending on regulatory approval, the wireless sensors are expected to be available at the end of Q3 2013.

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