At the Gitex Exhibition, ServersCheck, a Belgian company specialized in monitoring the availability and performance of server rooms, announced that it has extended its range of environmental sensors. These IP, PoE and SNMP environmental sensors monitor the conditions under which systems are operating and which are also an important factor with regard to availability. ServersCheck is the only company in the world to produce solutions to monitor system availability and performance while monitoring the conditions under which they are running. In addition to sensors that monitor temperature, power losses, humidity and flooding, they are now adding sensors that monitor air flow, impacts, cold rooms, air quality, and fuel tank level (for generators).
For server rooms... and other technical environments
"Given the great success of our environmental sensors for server rooms and in order to meet growing market demand, we have decided to expand our offering in this area," explains Maarten Van Laere, CEO of ServersCheck. "In addition to our 'traditional' sensors, we now offer tools to monitor the flow of air in server racks as well as any impacts if the equipment is moved. We are also leaving the environment of server rooms in order to provide remote control sensors to other technical facilities (such as GSM antennas, mining, oil or gas sectors, industrial refrigerators, tunnels, etc.). We are launching sensors that can check cold temperatures (for refrigerators, cold rooms, etc.), air quality (for tunnels, mines, etc.) and fuel level (for tanks) onto the market."
How does it work?
The sensors are used to monitor the conditions under which equipment is operating. They communicate via SNMP with the ServersCheck software application or any other Network Management System software. They are the size of a credit card and can easily be integrated into existing rooms: all that is needed is a network cable. They are powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet). The sensors are also autonomous: they have an integrated web server and can generate e-mail or SNMP alerts if a problem is detected.
Maarten Van Laere: "With our sensors, data centers, server rooms, and now other technical environments that require remote monitoring have an additional level of security. When the ServersCheck monitoring software application receives an alert from one of the sensors announcing a potential risk, it sends a message via SMS or e-mail. What is the goal? Quick communication in order to alert and provide protection from any damage."
Alongside more than 3,000 small, medium and large companies, governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, internationally first-rate firms working in a variety of sectors use monitoring solutions and ServersCheck products and technologies. Among them are: Facebook, Skype, Intel, HP, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Yahoo, BT, Easynet, Siemens, Ericsson, Philips, Citibank and HSBC.
Founded in 2003, ServersCheck (serverscheck.com) is a privately held company headquartered in Belgium with offices in Brussels(Belgium), Montréal (Canada) and Singapore. Built largely on a profitable, revenue-funded model, ServersCheck has consistently achieved a growth by adding blue chip companies to its portfolio of satisfied customers.
ServersCheck markets innovative solutions enabling its users to monitor, report and alert on the availability, performance of complete IT infrastructures. ServersCheck combines its popular server room monitoring software & appliance with environmental devices. By adding environmental devices to its offering ServersCheck is the only vendor in the market to offer an off-the-shelf and integrated solution for monitoring both the IT systems and the server rooms in which they operate.
ServersCheck was one of the first monitoring solutions on the market enabling users to monitor and manage their systems anywhere at any time through a web browser. With its appliance, ServersCheck has created one of the most feature rich monitoring solution in one of the smallest sizes. Leading companies from around the world from diverse industries deploy monitoring solutions using ServersCheck's products and technologies. Customers include key players such as: Facebook, Skype, Intel, HP, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Yahoo, BT, Easynet, Siemens, Ericsson, Philips, Citibank, HSBC.