EkkoSense July 2020 update from CEO Dean Boyle
July 22, 2020 1:10 pm Published by

Thermal issues still account for 29% of unplanned data center outages. Does your data center need a much better early warning system this summer?

With 29% of unplanned outages caused by thermal issues, it’s clear that summer temperature highs present a real risk to data center operators. So, while most people are hoping for good weather to make the most of their staycations, what should we be doing to mitigate hot weather risks?

James Kirkwood (Head of Critical Services at EkkoSense) has written an article ‘Why data centers need much better early warning systems to reduce thermal risk this summer’ – an interesting 4 min read. Alternatively take two minutes to watch our new video that highlights a number of thermal risk management case studies.

EkkoSoft Critical development – We are continually investing in our EkkoSoft Critical platform with new functionality being added all the time. We’ve just announced powerful new reporting capabilities, with key highlights including a Rack Performance Report for our co-lo customers, Cooling Breakdown to track changes in AHU performance and a Power Capacity Breakdown to show peak DC loads and corresponding utilisations. Please get in touch with Paul for a demo.

CSR and green initiatives – With zero carbon and green CSR initiatives being more and more important, this article in UK magazine Intelligent Data Centres may be of interest. Jeff Tapley, Group Managing Director at Interxion talks about the company’s drive to reduce cooling energy consumption with real-time optimisation software “ensuring we play our part in supporting the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target”.

Finally – Personnel changes – At EkkoSense we’re delighted to announce a couple of key personnel changes. My Co-founder Dr Stu Redshaw is moving to a new EkkoSense Group Chief Innovation Officer position and we have also announced a new board role with the appointment of Paul Milburn to Chief Product Officer. Paul will be responsible for driving the ongoing development of our EkkoSoft Critical SaaS 3D visualisation/analytics solution and Critical Things range of sensors.

If you haven’t already, please join the EkkoSense community by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter or feel free to contact me directly.

Kind regards

Dean Boyle, CEO, EkkoSense


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