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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

Protect Your Data Center for the Busy Holiday Shopping Rush

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 27, 2017 1:24:05 PM

It’s official: We are now in one of the busiest times of the year for shopping. All across the world, consumers are scouring the Internet looking for deals on gifts. This year, holiday shoppers are expected to spend at least $680 billion which is an increase from the $655 billion that was spent in 2016.

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Topics: intelligent power strip, uptime, intelligent PDUs, data center uptime, Switched

Five Reasons to be Thankful for Intelligent Data Center PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 21, 2017 10:15:11 AM

One tool that every data center administrator can be thankful for this year is intelligent power distribution units (PDUs). Recent advancements in the data center PDU market have drastically improved the way that power is managed at the rack level. Over the last few years, intelligent PDUs have gone from a disruptive new technology to a staple tool — and something that every data center should be using to streamline efficiencies.

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Topics: intelligent power strip, uptime, green data center, intelligent PDUs, smart, zombie servers, Switched PDU, smart PDU, Switched

Every Data Center Needs Real-time Reporting

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 14, 2017 11:14:29 AM

Over the last few years, something has been happening in the business world: Communications have been speeding up at an aggressive pace.

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Topics: intelligent power strip, environmental monitoring, intelligent PDUs, real time monitoring

Is Your UPS System Ready for Winter?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 13, 2017 2:37:34 PM

According to the latest Farmer’s Almanac, much of the U.S. is in store for a cold, wet winter that will stretch well into March. At least five major storms expected to hit the eastern seaboard.

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Topics: intelligent power strip, Sentry Power Manager, uptime, intelligent PDUs, UPS, Switched PDU, smart PDU

Use Data Center PDUs to Reach Your Corporate Social Responsibility Goals

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 10, 2017 10:39:14 AM


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Topics: intelligent power strip, Sentry Power Manager, green data center, intelligent PDUs, corporate social responsibility

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

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

Location Is Only Half the Battle When Building a New Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 5, 2017 2:19:57 PM

Just recently, Network World ran an interesting article explaining how Ireland is the best place to set up a data center in Europe.

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Topics: Affordable Data Center Locations, Sentry Power Manager, data center locations, intelligent PDUs

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