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Who Put the ‘i’ in PDU?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 6, 2017 8:17:24 AM

As I was sitting around the other day and casting about for a topic for this blog post, my colleagues jokingly suggested that we talk about this trend of putting an ‘i’ in front of everything. You know, how an intelligent PDU can be called iPDU or even IP-PDU, the now-normal branding standard of our modern age, the world of iEverything. 

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Topics: intelligent power strip, power strip, intelligent PDUs, Switched PDU, smart PDU

Legrand, North and Central America Expands Data Power and Control Capabilities with the Acquisition of Server Technology, Inc.

Posted by Legrand US on Nov 2, 2017 1:00:43 PM

The acquisition of Server Technology positions Legrand, North and Central America as a leading provider of data center power and control solutions.

Repost from Legrand.us - Original Post
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Topics: Server Technology, Legrand, Acquisition

Using a Horizontal vs. a Vertical Rack PDU, Part Deux

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 1, 2017 4:16:23 PM

In a recent blog post from these pages, we discussed several situations in which you might consider using horizontal power distribution units in lieu of the more common vertical power distribution devices. Based on responses to our post, we decided to provide more feedback on going horizontal. 

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Topics: horizontal PDU, vertical PDU

What’s The Difference Between AC and DC Power?

Posted by Eric Giacomini on Oct 26, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Originally posted on Mar 2, 2015 - updated Oct 26, 2017

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Topics: data center power, DC power, AC Power

Environmental Monitoring: Mission Critical Monitoring, or Mission Impossible?

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 23, 2017 6:45:00 AM

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Topics: Sentry Power Manager, environmental monitoring, DCIM, intelligent PDUs

Winter is Coming: Is Your Data Center Ready?

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 20, 2017 10:36:15 AM

As they say in Game of Thrones, winter is coming. And while you may not have to worry about ice zombies invading your data center, if you are located in the north may have some tough power-related challenges to face when the temperature plummets.

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Topics: environmental monitoring, winter, real time monitoring

Shouldn’t We Be Talking About Medium Density?

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 16, 2017 6:30:00 PM

In the world of rack-mountable power distribution, the term high density is so hot right now. After all, it is no secret to anyone in the industry that the business that takes place within the four corners of a rack has been warming up faster than a Jane Fonda workout video.

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Topics: density, Data Center Density, medium density

Is Your Power-Hungry Data Center a Liability? Read This

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 13, 2017 2:52:14 PM

 

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, Rack Power Management

Using a Horizontal vs. a Vertical Rack PDU

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

While use of vertical PDUs, or vertical rack power distribution units, has become nearly ubiquitous in today’s data center, they are not the only game in town.  Since we have been getting a lot of questions lately about Horizontal rack PDUs, we thought it would be useful to take moment to pause and reflect on our counterpart from the other axis.

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Topics: capacity planning, horziontal PDUs

Three Data Center Power Goals for 2018

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 5, 2017 9:48:15 AM

October is already here, which means we’re rapidly approaching the end of the year. Before you know it, the holiday rush will arrive, followed closely by the start of 2018 — which means time is running out to plan your data center’s 2018 power management strategy.

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, zombie servers, Power Goals

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