The Big Data trend has resulted in a major expansion of data centers, and the vast quantities of data that are transmitted, processed, and stored by these facilities consumes huge amounts of power. In fact, data centers in the U.S. account for 2% of the country's total energy consumption. To both save energy and reduce cost, data center engineers are hard at work improving their data center's PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness), which requires high facility network availability to build critical power management and environmental monitoring systems.

For data centers, ensuring a constant power supply is essential. Since saving energy and reducing cost are so important, engineers are installing meters and circuit breakers in the electrical room to monitor and manage power usage. This emphasis on reducing PUE makes it essential to ensure reliable data communication in an electrical room environment bathed in electrical noise.

To ensure uninterrupted data center service, it is essential to maintain a stable environment by controlling electrical noise and temperatures to avoid impacting operations. This can be achieved by monitoring environmental conditions like air temperature, gas levels, and water leakage, particularly since water cooling systems are often used to dissipate the heat generated by the machines operating in the room.