Cloud based remote monitoring

Server room monitoring

OmniWatch remote monitoring reduces downtime and operating expense and increases equipment reliability and employee satisfaction.

OmniWatch monitoring dashboard

Server rooms (sometimes referred to as a computer rooms) are usually a secure, dedicated area built within an existing office building. As a consequence, the main utilities such as power and communications are normally a subset of those available to the building as a whole. Many server rooms have been designed with power and communications redundancy in order to provide continuous IT service delivery to their business.

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Any interruption of the IT infrastructure in a server room could cause an organisation to suffer system downtime, loss of productivity as well as loss in revenue. OmniWatch is designed to alert users to events that, if go unnoticed, could cause business interruption.

Simple actions, for example; opening doors and windows or installing temporary air conditioning units and fans in cases of high temperature are enough to prevent system failure and to provide valuable thinking and reaction time to remedy matters.

The added benefits of monitoring presents opportunities for day to day planning. For example, measuring power metrics means power load balancing between racks can be achieved as well as temperature monitoring providing valuable information in helping to locate new servers into areas that are not heat stressed.

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Lights out

Many server rooms are left unattended for the majority of time, this is known as a lights out policy. Physical visits are usually confined to when work within the server room is actually required.

When you take into consideration working patterns too, it is unusual for IT staff to be present out-of-office hours including weekends. This means a server room is typically left unoccupied for more than 70% of the time.

Remote working

Remote working

The Covid-19 epidemic of 2020 has meant more organisations are enforcing remote working policies than ever before.

IT staff are familiar with remote access to servers and networks which makes them uniquely positioned to take advantage of more stringent remote working practices.

OmniWatch assists by providing IT server room remote monitoring 24/7 which is ideal for staff working from home or whilst on the move.

Monitor all hardware, regardless of manufacturer

OmniWatch is designed to be vendor independent and protocol neutral. This means management of multiple equipment and devices is controlled by a single, secure and easy to use application.

Supported manufacturers

Typical monitored conditions

Temperature

Temperature

  • Ambient room temperature
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  • Rack temperature
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  • Load monitoring
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  • Air conditioning (AC) units
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  • Server optimal operation
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  • Warranty
Humidity

Humidity

  • Server optimal operation
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  • Warranty
Dew point

Dew point

  • Air conditioning (AC) units
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  • Server optimal operation
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  • Warranty
Water ingress

Water ingress

  • Water pipes
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  • Adjacent rooms
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  • Air conditioning (AC) units
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  • Flood detections
Dry contact

Dry contact

  • VESDA
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  • Alarm panels
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  • Generators
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  • UPSs
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  • Water panels
Motion

Motion

  • Security
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  • Intruder detection
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  • Access control
Open/closed

Open/closed

  • Doors
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  • Windows
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  • Security
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  • Racks
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  • Cabinets

Spook monitors a wide range of IT rooms and installations

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Spook provides peace of mind in that we can monitor all aspects of our server room in real time and review trends to identify areas that we can proactively address. We can rely on OmniWatch to immediately make us aware of any issues 24/7.

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