AKCP Monitors Server Rooms for England and Wales Cricket Board
AKCP, the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of SNMP enabled environmental, power and security monitoring products for the data center and server room have supplied the England and Wales Cricket Board with devices that ensure smooth operation of their critical infrastructure.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have several server rooms around the UK that are responsible for various cricket operations support functions. Recently, problems with one particular site responsible for this ball by ball data were becoming apparent.
"Random power trips were knocking the aircon offline. When the power was restored the aircon did not automatically re-engage. This resulted in the server room overheating. Rack air inlet temperatures were reaching 35°C! Our out of date, 11 year old temperature monitoring system was not sufficient. It simply sent an email alert, which was no use on a Friday evening when nobody will read it until Monday morning." Says Rob Wilkinson, IT Project Manager for the England and Wales Cricket Board. We asked the guys at our technology support partner Sumillion to find us a solution.
Sumillion and AKCP's UK distributor, Server Room Environments, worked together to assure the ECB of an affordable and up to date system: the sensorProbe2+
"It's already done its job," says Rob, "While piloting the solution at one site, we were taken off-grid to generator backup power for a weekend. Instructions were given to ensure the aircon was turned back on after the switchover, but it wasn't. The sensorProbe2+
This is a common problem amongst remote sites, edge data centers, server rooms, which are often unmanaged, or you are relying on the staff at these locations to act. The AKCP sensorProbe2+