• Upsite Technologies and EkkoSense Sign Agreement to Deliver Data Center Visualization, Monitoring and Thermal Optimization Solution for North American Market

Upsite Technologies, the global leader in data center airflow management solutions, and EkkoSense, a global leader in the provisioning of software-driven thermal optimization for critical environments, have signed a hardware distribution and master reseller agreement at the record-breaking DCD Dallas event. The agreement makes Upsite the lead stocking distributor for EkkoSense hardware and a master reseller of the company’s EkkoSoft Critical SaaS offering for North America.

EkkoSense, a long term DCD Partner, are known for their software-enabled thermal performance optimization across critical facilities. This agreement provides EkkoSense with the opportunity to grow and expand its customer base in North America, targeting the growing number of data center customers that need to optimize their cooling infrastructure, and have implemented, or are engaged with implementing airflow management solutions from Upsite.

EkkoSense’s CEO Dean Boyle stated that “Upsite Technologies is highly regarded not just for its suite of energy-efficient products and services for data centers but also its thought leadership across today’s broader data center performance optimization issues. That’s why partnering with Upsite makes sense for EkkoSense with our complementary product sets”. Additionally, Upsite’s extended network of premier local partners, will help ensure our distinctive software-led thermal optimization proposition reaches the broadest audience.”

Upsite Technologies, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, operate out of a mixed-use 23,000 square foot facility. Owned by Upsite’s parent company Aquila, Inc., the facility provides an ideal location to stock and distribute monitoring hardware such as wireless sensors, hubs, connectivity hardware, and accessories. Per the agreement, Upsite will serve as EkkoSense’s local distributor of hardware to customers and partners located in North America.

The EkkoSense solution gives Upsite an opportunity to help customers through the 3D visualization and management of their 4 R’s (of Airflow Management), a holistic methodology for identifying and implementing changes to optimize a data center’s cooling infrastructure. The 4 R’s include the Raised Floor, the Rack, the Row and the Room. EkkoSense’s EkkoSoft Critical SaaS-powered monitoring and optimization software directly supports Upsite’s 4 R’s approach, supporting the ongoing adjustment of cooling controls that enables data center teams to realize energy savings from airflow management improvements.

“EkkoSense is a perfect complementary solution to our current offering, as it provides a way for customers to visualize the thermal impact of airflow management improvements through a 3D live model,” said Al Zoldos, Vice President of Upsite Technologies. “In addition, the software will help customers optimize their cooling infrastructure after airflow management improvements have been made, this is extremely important because it’s the only way to achieve an ROI,” Zoldos added.

Watch this video to learn more about EkkoSense’s distinctive data center performance capabilities.

About Upsite Technologies
Upsite Technologies® is the industry leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization. Upsite provides a full suite of products and services designed to optimize data center cooling systems, allowing managers to maximize cooling capacity while reducing energy costs. Upsite distributes its award-winning line of services and products, including KoldLok®, HotLok®, and AisleLok®, through leading channel partners in the data center industry throughout the United States, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC regions. www.upsite.com

Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, creator of the Uptime Institute, and in 2018, was acquired by Aquila, Inc., an employee-owned technology firm with over 35 years of experience in IT related services. The company is since officially Upsite Technologies, a division of Aquila.

About EkkoSense
EkkoSense is an industry leader in the provision of advanced sensing technology, SaaS DCIM-class visualisation & monitoring software and analytics solutions for critical facilities such as data centers. The company is committed to eliminating thermal risk and helping organisations to monitor, manage and maximize their data center performance. www.ekkosense.com