Pipelines of power are pipelines of analog data. Each segment tells us something important about the digital data that is being processed, stored or transmitted by the equipment it is feeding. It begins to be clearer now that, these are not separate islands of information, hey are vitally linked to one another just as the heart is to our body, its nerves and brain and its synapses. The body and brain process and use power and that is demanded from the heart via the blood veins. If the heart is damaged, if veins clogged, the body simply can’t do what it is seeking to accomplish. It makes sense that, if you can monitor the data from the heart and veins, you can better understand what is happening in the nerve and synapse transmissions and the body’s actions or inactions. If we consider things in this light, its clear that there is a wealth of data available in the power circuit pipes within each data center. The next questions are:
What pieces of data are most valuable, how do you gather them, and what accuracy level is required?