From small computer rooms to large data centers
Over 30 years experience in Data Center monitoring
AKCP is the worlds leader in SNMP based monitoring solutions for the data center. With over 180,000 installations worldwide, you can count on us to monitor and protect your critical infrastructure.
Wired or Wireless?
AKCP provides both wired and wireless (LoRa™) monitoring options for your data center. Combine both technologies placing wireless sensors in hard to reach areas. Learn more about our wireless monitoring solution here.
Monitoring power in your data center is essential to ensure efficient operation, and zero downtime. AKCP can monitor your complete power train, generators and UPS battery stacks
Essential monitoring of your environmental conditions in the data center with temperature, humidity, water leak, airflow and more. Specialist sensors designed for racks, our cabinet thermal map sensors.
The Rack+ system is a solution for the intelligent computer cabinet. Build up your rack with the level of monitoring you need, from basic temperature/humidity only, to thermal maps, sensor status lights, access control and power meters.
Environmental Monitoring for Data Centers
Monitoring the environmental conditions in your computer room and data center is essential for smooth operation. Ensuring you are running at optimal ASHRAE recommended temperatures will mean less downtime and longer life of your servers and rack mounted equipment. AKCP has a range of sensors to help you do this, from basic temperature and humidity sensors, to cabinet thermal maps for detailed monitoring. Wireless sensors can also be deployed in hard to cable areas.
High temperatures in your rack are a serious problem, and can cause major downtime. Monitor your room temperature, CRAC units and cabinet temperatures. Dedicated thermal map sensors give you an accurate picture of the front to rear temperature differentials of your racks.
Water Leak Detection
Monitor for water leaks around your chillers, and under raised access flooring. Spot water sensors and rope water sensors are available. Locate type rope water sensors can tell you the precise location of the leak.
Monitoring your cooling fans to ensure adequate airflow in your cabinet is a vital element of your monitoring system. Inefficient cooling can lead to temperature spikes and a total fan failure could be a disaster.
Power Monitoring for Data Centers
Data Centers need un-interupted power for zero downtime. AKCP monitors your complete power train, from mains power, to branch and cabinet level. In addition we can monitor your backup and redundant power systems such as generators, UPS and Rectifiers, as well as begin to automatically shut down equipment preserving essential systems when power is critical.
Main Line Power
Monitor 1ph or 3ph power. Power Meters can be installed at main line power intake, as well as at branch level, allowing you to monitor power consumption at multiple locations through its distribution.
UPS Battery Stacks
UPS systems are found in every data center, big or small the chances are you have batteries to provide temporary power. With our virtual sensor technology we can monitor SNMP or Modbus enabled UPS stacks and rectifiers, generating alerts when battery level is low.
Generators provide long term power during prolonged main line outages. Some data centers in remote locations may rely 100% on generator power. AKCP monitors generators that are Modbus RS485 enabled. Find out more about our generator monitoring here.
AKCPro Server – DCIM
AKCess Pro Server is a world class central management software. It includes dedicated features for the data center such as cabinet thermal mapping, asset tracking, live PUE calculations and cabinet access control. Close integration to the AKCP environmental and complete powertrain monitoring makes it an easy choice for monitoring your data center, big or small. View live online demo here.
Deploying a DCIM in your data center has never been so easy!
The AKCP L-DCIM is a “DCIM in a box” solution with embedded AKCPro Server. Monitor all your network enabled devices such as intelligent PDU’s, UPS’s rectifiers and CRAC units. Supports SNMP, Ping and Modbus TCP/IP virtual sensors. Add sensors connected to AKCP base units for a complete end to end data center monitoring solution.
L-DCIM is equipped with a LoRa™ wireless radio for connecting AKCP wireless sensors. Easily deploy environmental and security monitoring solutions in hard to reach areas, no cabling, no IP addresses, no power needed.
The L-DCIM has a dedicated tablet view user interface, allowing you to monitor your data center stats with drill down mapping from custom desktops over WiFi while roaming your data center. This allows technicans on the ground to be updated realtime and respond to critical alerts immediately.
Technology for the Data Center
AKCP are the first to bring a viable LoRa™ based wireless monitoring solution to the data center. The excellent signal penetration of the LoRa™ technology, coupled with a high level of security makes it the ideal wireless technology for the data center.
We have implemented proprietary algorithms to further build upon the standard LoRa™ stack that includes listen before talk and packet acknowledgments. All sensor data is stored on the internal flash of the sensor and re-broadcast if acknowledgments are not received. Low power sleep mode and utilizing the lowest spread factor for the radio have allowed us to maximize battery life. Sensors can be USB powered as well with the internal battery acting as backup power.