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UK IT Industry Awards

Alquist are delighted to announce that on Thursday 10th November 2011 at the UK IT Industry Awards 2011 hosted by BCS and Computing, we were privileged to win the "Infrastructure Innovation of the year" award for celsius, our high definition temperature monitoring solution. The award was presented to us by TV funny man, Alexander Armstrong who kept us all entertained all night long. More details

Computer Weekly

European User Awards

Alquist won the Best Technology Innovation award at the 2014 Computer Weekly European User Awards for networking. Alquist’s Celsius system uses a standard 50/125 fibre optic cable to optically measure temperature at 1m intervals across the whole of the datacentre. Celsius can measure 20,000 temperature points using a single fibre-optic cable. The fibre is the sensor, so there are no wireless transmissions or electronic devices transmitting data, no batteries to replace and no maintenance required. By monitoring temperature in high definition, datacentre managers can reduce costs (by allowing supply air temperatures to increase) and minimise the risk of downtime. The system uses high-precision lasers and Raman back-scattering analysis techniques to measure the stokes/anti-stokes characteristics of the reflected light. The tiny variations in the colour of the reflected light allows the temperature of the fibre to be determined at 1m intervals along its entire length. The impact of datacentre hotspots can be catastrophic. A single outage can close a datacentre for several hours and result in millions of pounds of losses. Judges' comments Longbottom: “As equipment densities in datacentres increase, the possibility of hotspots occurring grows. The need is for more granular measurement: the problem is that this becomes expensive and takes up more space and energy in the datacentre itself. This approach sounds truly innovative.” Scott: “The Alquist solution does seem genuinely unique and has a hugely practical use that could really aid datacentre management.” More details

Cambridge's Most

Influential Business

People Awards

Alquist Managing Director, Andrew Jones collected a "Cambridge's most influential business people" award at a special event at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cambridge organised by Cambridge News. The event was sponsored by Barclays, Eversheds, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Executive MBA at the Judge Business School.

DatacenterDynamics

Datacenter Leaders

Awards

Alquist Managing Director, Andrew Jones collected a “Future thinking and design concepts” award at an awards dinner in Lancaster Hotel, London organised by DatacenterDynamics. More details
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© 2019 Alquist Consulting Ltd | UK Tel : 08000 337430 | Intl. Tel : +44 1767 677880

News

UK IT Industry Awards

Alquist are delighted to announce that on Thursday 10th November 2011 at the UK IT Industry Awards 2011 hosted by BCS and Computing, we were privileged to win the "Infrastructure Innovation of the year" award for celsius, our high definition temperature monitoring solution. The award was presented to us by TV funny man, Alexander Armstrong who kept us all entertained all night long. More details

Computer Weekly European

User Awards

Alquist won the Best Technology Innovation award at the 2014 Computer Weekly European User Awards for networking. Alquist’s Celsius system uses a standard 50/125 fibre optic cable to optically measure temperature at 1m intervals across the whole of the datacentre. Celsius can measure 20,000 temperature points using a single fibre-optic cable. The fibre is the sensor, so there are no wireless transmissions or electronic devices transmitting data, no batteries to replace and no maintenance required. By monitoring temperature in high definition, datacentre managers can reduce costs (by allowing supply air temperatures to increase) and minimise the risk of downtime. The system uses high-precision lasers and Raman back-scattering analysis techniques to measure the stokes/anti-stokes characteristics of the reflected light. The tiny variations in the colour of the reflected light allows the temperature of the fibre to be determined at 1m intervals along its entire length. The impact of datacentre hotspots can be catastrophic. A single outage can close a datacentre for several hours and result in millions of pounds of losses. Judges' comments Longbottom: “As equipment densities in datacentres increase, the possibility of hotspots occurring grows. The need is for more granular measurement: the problem is that this becomes expensive and takes up more space and energy in the datacentre itself. This approach sounds truly innovative.” Scott: “The Alquist solution does seem genuinely unique and has a hugely practical use that could really aid datacentre management.” More details

Cambridge's Most Influential

Business People Awards

Alquist Managing Director, Andrew Jones collected a "Cambridge's most influential business people" award at a special event at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cambridge organised by Cambridge News. The event was sponsored by Barclays, Eversheds, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Executive MBA at the Judge Business School.

DatacenterDynamics

Datacenter Leaders Awards

Alquist Managing Director, Andrew Jones collected a “Future thinking and design concepts” award at an awards dinner in Lancaster Hotel, London organised by DatacenterDynamics. More details
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