Summer is quickly approaching, & temperatures are on the rise!

Summer is quickly approaching, & temperatures are on the rise! Take the time to ensure that your servers, switches, routers and other valuable electronics don’t overheat!

Proper ventilation & cooling will help to safeguard the life of your equipment.  It’s important to monitor the temperatures in those rooms or closets!  It’s important to have a plan to avoid having thermal failures with your gear.  Does your organization have a repeatable plan in place when a cooling failure happens?  Think of it as avoiding downtime!

Viruses, spyware, and network threats get most of the attention, but environmental factors like heat, humidity, airflow, smoke, and electricity can be equally devastating to IT equipment, and thus to a company’s operation.

Keep an eye on network closets, server rooms, and enterprise level data centers with fully scalable environmental monitoring solutions Geist has to offer. Configure alert notifications to receive Email, SMS, SNMP or voice call alarms to notify you when something goes wrong. Switch specific outlets on or off on alarm or manually through the GUI.

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This old Data Center Manager is a fan of the Watchdog line of environmental monitors offered by Geist, a division of Vertiv (formerly ITWatchDogs).  The Watchdog product set allows users to keep an eye on the climate around critical infrastructure and get alerts when specified thresholds are breached, ensuring optimal operating conditions for your IT investment.

MD Technology Services is here to lend a helping hand if you’d like assistance in preparing an emergency response plan for heat related emergencies or how to protect your high value rooms.  Please send an email to for more information!