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Spook is listed as one of The Best Computer Companies in Surrey (2021)

The article showcases the best Surrey based Computer companies. The listing includes companies who are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Computer industry, all are exceptional companies well worth a follow.

The category includes:

  • Innovation
  • Innovative ideas
  • Innovative route to market
  • Innovative product

‘Most Innovative Product’

Spook Limited: Winners 2021

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Winners of the Specialist Technology Company of the Year

Spook is pleased to announce we are the winners of the ‘Specialist Technology Company of the Year’ award at the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2020.

We showcased our flagship remote monitoring service OmniWatch being designed to work with cellular router technology. We would like to thank P&O Ferrymasters and the NHS Business Services Authority for their endorsements for the award. We would also like to thank all those who were shortlisted for presenting such strong competition and of course special thanks go to the CIR judges for presenting the award too.

For more information regarding why our Cellular Router monitoring solution is proving so popular go here.

Spook is a finalist at the 2020 CIR Business Continuity Awards

We are showcasing why we are witnessing a growing trend for existing customers and new prospects to move to secure Cellular Router technology for server room environmental and power monitoring. With data roaming built in for over 80 service providers including O2, Vodafone, EE and Three UK, Spook’s Cellular Router solution is more resilient than most Ethernet based alternatives.

By keeping monitoring independent of an organisations network means increased security knowing sensor and data readings are being sent securely via cellular communications to Spook’s AWS files servers as well as ensuring seamless monitoring even if there are localised customer network outages.

New PDU monitoring service.

Keeping an eye on server room and data centre power metrics is becoming a prerequisite as the importance of power load balancing and knowing the cost of providing power to the facility increases.

In just two decades the way servers consume power has changed beyond imagination. Back in the day variances in server power was largely due to disk drive spin-up and fans being invoked.

Today’s complex server configurations means that variances in power required for disk utilisation is reduced but more power is consumed when computational loads are enforced. Spook’s new monitoring service is based on our flagship monitoring service called OmniWatch but has more power related functionality built in as standard.

EU climate change report 2019

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the first comprehensive look at how land influences climate change, and vice versa.

Waterstones, The Testaments, Christmas and OmniWatch

Waterstones predict Margaret Atwood’s sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, is going to be their biggest release of the year and say it will be their best seller for Christmas 2019.

Waterstones, BBC Desert Island Discs and OmniWatch

While Sir Tim Waterstone shares the eight tracks, book and luxury that he would want to take with him if cast away to a desert island Spook ensures his legacy is protected by monitoring the IT interests of the business.

L'oscar, Masterchef and OmniWatch

Spook continues to monitor L'oscar's various IT rooms with OmniWatch. This ensure's L'oscar's guests continue to receive the highest standards in luxury expected of one of London's leading boutique hotels.

Spook is pleased to welcome VAX to its growing list of OmniWatch users

OmniWatch is an award winning IT Environmental and Power Monitoring Service and is installed within VAX's UK headquarters in West Midlands.

Server room temperature monitoring on the hottest day of the year

Far be it for us to wish this lovely hot spell to end but it’s at times like these that server room air conditioning units are really put to the test.

Spook is pleased to welcome Creative Assembly to its growing list of OmniWatch users

OmniWatch is an award winning IT Environmental and Power Monitoring Service and is installed across two locations at CA’s HQ in Horsham, West Sussex.

Olympia London upgrades Spook OmniWatch to include real-time UPS monitoring

Olympia London add support and monitoring for their Reillo UPS using OmniWatch.

Back of house complications

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are typically associated with Back of House meaning the location is often in a far corner of a room or in a different location altogether. Therefore, the need to monitor the environment of the UPS together with its on-board power metrics is as important as the data centre itself.

The Three Wise Men of data centre monitoring

Three wise men are predominantly celebrated once a year but monitoring the environment of your data centre should be 24/7.

Playing Jenga in the Server Room

The main reasons for business continuity invocation in 2017 are due to power and environment issues in server rooms and data centres.