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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

No Room for Errors When Planning for Data Center Power Capacity

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 10, 2017 3:36:37 PM

As a data center administrator, one of the most important parts of your job — besides maintaining uptime and staying under budget — involves monitoring and managing your department’s resources. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your data center is fully capable of meeting the current and future needs of your enterprise and its changing customer base.

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Topics: SPM, capacity planning, Capacity planning solution

Sentry Power Manager’s Capacity Planning

Posted by Linda Kennedy on Oct 12, 2016 1:23:18 PM

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up some place else.”  – Yogi Berra

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Topics: Sentry Power System, data center power, capacity planning

Improving Efficiency With Sentry Power Manager

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jul 29, 2016 2:28:41 PM

Today’s data center managers are looking for cost-effective, reliable and hassle-free ways to aggregate all of their key measurement points in an effort to maximize uptime, improve efficiency and analyze capacity. As far as data center tools go, there’s none more versatile than Sentry Power Manager, the award-winning data center management solution from Server Technology.

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Topics: SPM, capacity planning

The Problems And Solutions Of Capacity Planning

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jul 20, 2016 11:29:59 AM

It’s never fun to lose sleep over a problem, but night after night, many of us toss and turn, worrying about the things both within our control and beyond it. For the folks who run data centers, it’s no different.

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Topics: capacity planning

In The Spotlight: Server Technology’s PRO2 Platform

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jun 21, 2016 3:59:02 PM


PRO2 Hot Swap Network Card

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Topics: capacity planning, PRO2, rack PDU

Four Capacity Planning Factors In A New Build

Posted by Josh Schaap on May 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Pardon the pun, but the origin of the phrase, “getting your ducks in a row,” is a little, well, fuzzy. It’s not clear whether the term comes from hunting, sports or - most likely - the practice of mother ducks encouraging their babies to line up in a row before heading to the pond. Either way, having one’s proverbial ducks in a row is nearly always a good idea before undertaking a sizable project. Take, for example, capacity planning in a new build. That’s one situation where you don’t want to jump in head first without a solid plan.

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Topics: capacity planning

Whack Those Moles: Key Components to Capacity Planning

Posted by Erik Stabile on Mar 22, 2016 9:43:54 AM

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An Answer For Every Challenge: Switched PDUs for Capacity Planning

Posted by Josh Schaap on Feb 22, 2016 10:36:30 AM

Switched PDUs for Capacity Planning

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Topics: switched PDUs, capacity planning

What’s Driving Bandwidth Demand and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Josh Schaap on Feb 2, 2016 8:49:32 AM

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Topics: capacity planning, data center data, data center bandwidth

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