Arch Rock has introduced a wireless monitoring system that provides continually updated information on a data center’s electrical usage and thermal status, giving users the precise knowledge to take energy-conservation measures while maximizing the operational efficiency and reliability of their servers and other computing equipment. Arch Rock Energy Optimizer-Data Center Edition (AREO-DC) is the first solution to measure both power and cooling system efficiency in the data center using non-disruptive Internet Protocol (IP)-based wireless sensor networks. It lets data center managers:
- Baseline the data center against ASHRAE benchmarks for temperature/humidity/air quality, as well as for actual dollars spent on energy and its carbon equivalent
- Identify the factors that cause energy waste.