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Groundhog Day at Server Technology

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

On February 2, 2018, Server Technology will join, at least in spirit, the crowd gathered at Gobbler’s Knob outside Punxsutawney, PA. There, Groundhog Day celebrants will await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow.

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Topics: Why Server Technology, groundhog

Uptime and the Job of Predicting the Unpredictable

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 25, 2018 12:19:20 PM

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Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? If one were to take the second half of the title of this blog at face value, it would be. A thing that escapes prediction is by definition unpredictable, and it would be a fool’s errand to spend time finding a thing that is impossible to find.

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Topics: uptime, intelligent PDUs, smart, data center uptime, Switched PDU

The Rack PDU’s Role in Battling Cyber Threats

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 23, 2018 1:47:25 PM

One of the ongoing issues facing data center managers is cybersecurity, and the rack PDU may play a surprising role in the protection of the IT systems housed within the mission critical facility. While threats of intrusion are as old as the IMSAI 8080 from the movie WarGames, the intelligent power strip is a surprising new actor in the ongoing security battle.

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Topics: SPM, Security, intelligent PDUs, data center security, Switched PDU, smart PDU

Three Immutable Data Center Predictions for 2018

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 22, 2018 7:15:00 AM

Well, it is that time of year again. With the holidays behind us and a new year dawning, industry analysts and pundits are providing their predictions for our ever-changing, mission critical, data-driven industry. From DCK to IDC to that predictable predictor Gartner, the blogosphere is filled with forward-looking statements about the data center industry.

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Topics: data center power solutions, data center power delivery

HDOT Family Welcomes Per Outlet Power Sensing PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 17, 2018 7:25:00 AM

 

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Topics: HDOT, Per Outlet Power Sensing, POPs, HDOT Switched POPS, BYOPDU

Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Own Data Center

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jan 16, 2018 2:05:00 PM

Originally posted May 8, 2015, Updated Jan 16, 2018

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Topics: data center power

Server Technology and the Internet of Things: Power at the Edge

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 16, 2018 11:12:43 AM

By now, you are familiar with the Internet of Things, or IoT. In fact, according recent statistics, you’re also likely involved in a deployment that has brought some of the challenges associated with the bulk data collection and storage issues presented by this technology.

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Topics: HDOT, Internet of Things, IoT, density, HDOT Switched, HDOT Switched POPS, Edge Computing

The Big Decision: Selecting Smart vs. Switched Data Center PDUs

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jan 11, 2018 10:40:00 AM

Updated Jan 11, 2018, originally posted Jun 29, 2016 

Recently, many customers have inquired about whether they should implement smart or switched power distribution units (PDUs) into their data centers. After all, when looking at the two products side by side, they appear to be almost identical, as both products offer the following features:

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Topics: switched PDUs, data center power, smart pdus

2017: What a Year for Server Technology

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 29, 2017 4:21:17 PM

As we wind down another year and look ahead to 2018, Server Technology would like to take a moment to review the many reasons we have to be thankful for the year that was 2017. And what a year it was!

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BYOPDU 102

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 27, 2017 2:48:35 PM

In our last blog post titled BYOPDU 101, we spent some time discussing the differences between five different types of rack mount PDUs manufactured by Server Technology. In this lesson, class, we are going to help you take that knowledge and build your own HDOT PDU.

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Topics: HDOT, BYOPDU

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