Environet Facility

Environet Facility

Environet Facility makes data center management simple by providing an easy-to-use, holistic view of the data center.



Environet Facility provides the data granularity required for efficient management of the data center. With unprecedented visibility and management over the environment, power consumption and cooling —Environet Facility transforms complexity into simplicity. Its interactive interface delivers critical information to drive knowledge-based decision making. Access to real-time, holistic information about power, environment and process empowers users to proactively manage moves, adds and changes. With Environet Facility, decisions are made with speed and confidence—not guesswork.

Environet Facility’s graphically rich interface and intuitive design make monitoring the data center easier than ever before. With SNMP, Modbus, BACnet and LONworks capability, Environet Facility communicates in real-time with a variety of equipment from many manufacturers. Users can access Environet Facility remotely through a Web-based user interface that sends immediate notifications when an alarm condition is triggered.

Environet Facility goes beyond typical monitoring systems by surpassing reactive or even proactive methods to provide the user with extensive toolsets, letting you know about potential problems before they become catastrophic.

Environet Facility can also help save money associated with data center operations by uncovering stranded capacity and cutting energy usage.  Environet Facility management systems help data center operators plan for future expansions, effectively extending the useful life of a facility. In fact, after implementing Environet Facility’s automated start/stop HVAC system, one client was able to decrease their CRAC units’ runtime by about 20%—that translates into over $23,000 in savings annually.

Commonly Monitored Equipment

Environet Facility can be customized for many types of equipment. Some commonly monitored equipment include the following:

Chilled Water Systems, CRAC Units, Utility Power Meters, Switch Gear, Generators, Fuel Systems, ATSs, STSs, UPSs, Rack PDUs, Battery Strings, Leak Detection, RPPs, BCMs, Fire Panels, PDUs, Security, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure

Communication Protocols

Environet Facility can support a number of open communication protocols, including, but not limited to, the following:
SNMP, Modbus, BACnet, LONworks, Niagara and Hardwired I/O

Special Features

Rack Manager

Environet Facility Rack Manager allows users to manage racks in the data center on their own. Simply add the desired racks, identify and associate the power strips, branch circuits, or any other power or temperature readings. Get total power, load balance, high temperature and a variety of other user-definable calculations. In addition to defining rack calculations, users can now see a graphic on the rack view for each of their racks that depict calculations such as total power, load balance and temperature.

Tenant Billing Manager

The Environet Facility Tenant Billing Manager allows users to calculate power consumption and produce invoices for their clients, or ‘tenants’, based on real-time values. Peak and non-peak rates can be applied to accounts based on actual usage. The calendar feature of the Tenant Billing Manager allows users to apply special rates for different times of the day, certain holidays and other user-defined time periods. This module integrates seamlessly with Environet Facility. It can be added to a station easily and configured by the user.

Alarm Notes and Instructions

Users can make notes on alarms that can be viewed by other users and give instructions about the status of an alarm or what needs to be done to remedy an issue.

Drill Down Alarm Grouping

Environet Facility groups repeat alarms into one easily accessed drill down menu item. Users can quickly view all alarms associated with specific trigger conditions.

User-Defined Alarm Thresholds

Users can set alarm thresholds based on their requirements and Environet Facility will send warnings if an alarm condition is close to being triggered.

Email, SNMP Trap or SMS Notifications

Environet Facility can notify users via email or text when an alarm condition is met. Users can access the system remotely to acknowledge alarms.

Power One-Line

Shows each piece of equipment on your power one-line drawing. Each element has associated status, capacity, connectivity and more.

Side-by-Side Equipment Comparisons

Compares information regarding capacity, load balancing, efficiencies and more across multiple pieces of similar equipment.

Energy Cost Analysis

Analyzes how much energy your system uses and areas where energy costs can be saved.

Custom Reporting

Automatically generates required reports saving you time, while decreasing human error associated with running reports.

Event Analysis Reporting

Displays all data associated and recorded for a given event. View data before, during and after the event occurred.

Key Performance Indicators

Increases facility efficiency so you fully realize your return on investment.

Power Capacity Planning

Measures real time power consumption and graphically shows the impact on power capacity. Helps when considering potential expansion and consolidation projects. Impacts can be viewed on all critical power systems through the one-line drawing.

Data Center Documentation Storage

Stores documents associated with equipment, processes, warranties and more so you have centralized access to all essential information for your system.


Tracks the most commonly used data center efficiency metrics PUE/DCiE in real time. These metrics act as baseline measurements for implementing greener data center practices. The PUE/DCiE values provide the ability to visualize efficiency improvements in a data center and quantify the results in real time. Learn more about PUE/DCiE metrics at The Green Grid.

Unique Views

Shows the most pertinent information per user based on individual responsibilities for faster, more efficient data collection.

Continuity Engine

Provides seamless integration and automated deployment for Environet Facility. It's deployment plugin allows administrators to quickly protect their Environet Facility servers without manual setup or scripting. Environet Facility is protected within minutes of deployment and the server protected by Continuity Engine have a warm stand-by server always ready to take over at the first sign of trouble. There’s no need to keep users waiting while restoring from backup or troubleshooting an issue.

Continuity Engine Spec Sheet

Open API and Software Integration

Environet Facility features an open REST API interface for sharing data with third party software solutions. The API was developed by Geist to provide effective data sharing of all available data within Environet. Geist also has technology partners who assist with integrations for customer specific software solutions. More partner information can be found here.

Spec Sheet  
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Environet Facility FAQs

What is the difference between Environet Facility and Racknet?

Environet Facility is a turn-key solution that monitors all types of devices and communicates via all major open communication protocols. It is a larger scale, holistic DCIM solution. The toolset is expansive and provides the granularity required for efficient data center management.

What is the ROI can I expect from Environet Facility?

Environet Facility’s ROI varies based on the application of the solution. However, one client was able to decrease their CRAC units’ runtime by about 20% after implementing Environet Facility’s automated start/stop HVAC system—which translated into over $23,000 in savings annually for their facility.