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  1. 1. Comprehensive Datacenter Monitoring<br />Presented by:<br />Matt Lane<br />President, Geist Intelligent Facilities<br />
  2. 2. The PCE Family of Companies<br />Data Center Power Distribution & Environmental Monitoring<br />Blow Molding<br />Computer Room Environmental Monitoring<br />Monitoring and Management of Data Center Operations and Infrastructure<br />Pipe & Profile Extrusion<br />Injection Molding<br />Design Services & Web-Enabling Technologies<br />
  3. 3. The Budget Crunch<br />
  4. 4. Budget Cuts<br />
  5. 5. Finding Success<br /><ul><li> Work More (Overload)
  6. 6. Reduce performance and expectations</li></ul>________________________________________________________________<br /><ul><li>Improve processes
  7. 7. Automate
  8. 8. Increase efficiencies
  9. 9. Prevent Downtime</li></li></ul><li>28%<br />27%<br />15%<br />11%<br />9%<br />4%<br />4%<br />2%<br />Leading Causes of Downtime<br />Source: Contingency Planning Research, a division of Eagle Rock Alliance<br />
  10. 10. The Effects of Downtime<br /><ul><li> Employee productivity & moral
  11. 11. Redirection of efforts towards recovery
  12. 12. Reputation (lost sales – current & future)</li></ul>Industry hourly downtime costs*<br />Brokerage Operations $6,450,000<br /> Energy 2,817,846<br /> Credit Card Sales Authorizations 2,600,000<br /> Telecommunications 2,066,245<br /> Manufacturing 1,610,654<br /> Financial Institutions 1,495,134<br />*Source: IT Performance Engineering and Measurement Strategies<br />
  13. 13. The Evolution of Monitoring<br />Reactive<br />Proactive<br />Predictive<br /><ul><li>Sirens
  14. 14. Strobes
  15. 15. LED
  16. 16. Local Annunciation
  17. 17. Intelligent information collected via protocols
  18. 18. Remote and Local Annunciations
  19. 19. Correlate information
  20. 20. Identify trends
  21. 21. Integration
  22. 22. Added Sensing
  23. 23. Remote and Local Annunciations</li></li></ul><li>Predictive Management and Monitoring<br />
  24. 24. The Current Issue<br /><ul><li> Many disparate monitoring systems within every organization
  25. 25. Sensors & alarm monitoring
  26. 26. Power
  27. 27. Environmental
  28. 28. Security / Fire
  29. 29. Access control
  30. 30. Proprietary MFG systems
  31. 31. Convergence of IT & facilities
  32. 32. No single protocol
  33. 33. What and How to Monitor</li></li></ul><li>What is Environet?<br />A Comprehensive Management System<br />Features To Look For<br /><ul><li> Monitor ALL aspects of the datacenter
  34. 34. Integration with disparate systems
  35. 35. Multi-protocol support (Vendor Neutral)
  36. 36. Alarm monitoring & logging
  37. 37. Historical trending and reporting
  38. 38. Custom views of all data
  39. 39. Predictive analysis tools
  40. 40. Elements of equipment control</li></li></ul><li>What is Environet?<br />Introducing Environet<br />Appliance and/or Software based solutions<br /><ul><li> Scalable to any facility small or large
  41. 41. Multi-layer drill down capabilities for large facilities or numerous locations</li></ul>Vendor neutral protocols (inputs and/or outputs)<br /><ul><li> SNMP
  42. 42. Modbus
  43. 43. BACnet
  44. 44. LONworks
  45. 45. Hardwired I/O</li></ul> A comprehensive management system<br /><ul><li> Web based (supports IP or Serial Comm)
  46. 46. Customizable drill-down graphical views
  47. 47. Alarm monitoring, logging, notification
  48. 48. Predictive analysis tools
  49. 49. Historical trending and reporting
  50. 50. Equipment control
  51. 51. Equipment maintenance schedules</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />www.geistmfg.com<br />www.geistif.com<br />mlane@geistif.com<br />

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