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    A single water leak can cost thousands of dollars in equipment damage—and lose many times more in lost data, customer transactions and enterprise productivity. Leak detection systems use strategically located sensors to detect leaks across the data center and trigger alarms to prevent damage. Sensors should be positioned at every point fluids are present in the data center, including around water and glycol piping, humidifier supply and drain lines, condensate drains and unit drip pans.

    A leak detection system can be operated as a standalone system or connect into the central monitoring system to simplify alarm management. Either way, it is an important part of the sensor network that gives data center managers visibility into operating conditions.

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    A single water leak can cost thousands of dollars in equipment damage—and lose many times more in lost data, customer transactions and enterprise productivity. Leak detection systems use strategically located sensors to detect leaks across the data center and trigger alarms to prevent damage. Sensors should be positioned at every point fluids are present in the data center, including around water and glycol piping, humidifier supply and drain lines, condensate drains and unit drip pans.

    A leak detection system can be operated as a standalone system or connect into the central monitoring system to simplify alarm management. Either way, it is an important part of the sensor network that gives data center managers visibility into operating conditions.

The first decade of the 21st century was one of rapid growth and change for data centers. For most of the decade, data center managers were forced to react to rapid, continuous changes dictated by the capacity and availability requirements of their organizations, and the density of the equipment being deployed to meet those requirements.

Now, data centers must enter a new stage of maturity marked by a more proactive approach to management to enable increased efficiency, better planning and higher levels of service. Achieving actionable visibility into data center operations requires the ability to collect, consolidate and analyze data across the data center, using advanced devices, sensors and management software.

The 10 steps outlined by Emerson Network Power, and highlighted in this slideshow, provide a systematic approach to building the foundation for data center infrastructure management by deploying and leveraging measurement, intelligent controls and centralized monitoring and management. Data centers employing these 10 prescribed point solutions for infrastructure performance monitoring stand to gain an operational, strategic and transformative advantage for their enterprise or business.

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