Hot spots still a threat, even during a cold snap

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It may have been very cold recently, but Data Centres are still getting too hot. Thats the view of Colin Mocock of Jacarta who claims that a sizeable 45% of IT Managers recently surveyed said they had been hit by at least one air-conditioning failure in the previous 12 months.

And with racks and data centres becoming increasingly congested, the threat to system continuity posed by over-heating is becoming ever more serious. But in response to this threat, Jacarta has now launched its unique new monitoring and alerting system, interSeptor Pro.

With the capacity to monitor temperature and humidity conditions in up to 24 racks and provide alarm notification via voice alerts, SMS, email and SNMP traps, interSeptor Pro is a total solution for multiple rack monitoring and alerting, 24/7.

With air-conditioning being such a critical component of data centre well-being, its amazing to think that there is such a high potential risk of failure, says Mocock. An air-conditioning failure that goes unnoticed, especially overnight and at weekends, can have catastrophic consequences for hardware, data and system continuity. interSeptor Pro is designed to address this problem by providing rapid alerts when the heat in data centres and racks starts to rise.

interSeptor Pro is available in 8, 16 and 24-port versions, and can be monitored via a web browser or SNMP-based Network Management System. For ease of implementation and maximum flexibility, interSeptor Pro is supplied with multiple temperature/humidity probes and the capacity to add optional Go-Probe alarm sensors (water, smoke, power, security, etc.). Consequently, a single 24-port device has the capacity to monitor 24 x temperature/humidity sensors and up to 48 additional alarm sensors. Pricing for the interSeptor Pro system starts at 1399.
 
Background Information
Jacarta specialises in supplying network environmental and power monitoring devices for IT rooms, racks and data centres. It became the first company in the UK to sell environmental monitoring products via the IT channel and is now the only independent provider of environmental monitoring devices to supply through the UK distribution channel. With its interSeptor, SP8, ZonePod, PowerFox8 and new interSeptor Pro, Jacarta now has one of the most complete portfolios of IT environmental and power monitoring devices in the industry.

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