Minkels developed the data centre management system in cooperation with the University of Antwerp and leading customers. The monitoring system comprises all the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) required to manage the entire infrastructure of a data centre environment cost-effectively and energy efficient. The system accesses all the real-time data required from the various types of infrastructural equipment in a data centre, including PDUs, chillers, CRAC units, UPSs, coolers, cameras and fire detectors.
Thanks to the open source nature of the platform, it readily enables the integration of existing management software – such as an access control system, a Network Management System (NMS) and a Building Management System (BMS)- in Varicontrol DCIM.
* Source: Minkels whitepaper “Tips and Tricks for a professional use of PUE as a management Tool”. In this whitepaper PUE specialist Niek van der Pas, working at the R&D department of Minkels, will share his knowledge. He will point out tips & tricks for the right use of a PUE metric, in order to reach a certain level of operational excellence within your own data centre environment. This whitepaper is meant for being used at the level of corporate server rooms as well as commercial data centre level. You can request a copy of our new whitepaper here and every week we will post a new tip at our blog.