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CAUTION: Your data is trying to warn you!

Posted by Erik Stabile on Feb 18, 2015 8:31:09 AM

Your data is trying to warn you!

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Topics: power distribution, monitoring, Remote Monitoring, power distribution and monitoring

Every Strong Customer Application Is Backed by a Healthy Server

Posted by Josh Schaap on Feb 4, 2015 8:46:53 AM

Your customer has been trying to get your application to work for about 10 minutes. But the application just won’t load since your main server is experiencing power-related downtime. As a result, the customer can’t complete his or her order.

What will your customer do as a result of your application downtime? Chances are likely that he or she will seek out a competitor that can provide a working application. This means your company will lose out on this business transaction, and potentially the customer’s trust in your company.

As this example proves, uptime should be a primary focus of your data center. If your business-critical servers aren’t functioning, your bottom line will be directly affected. That is, your customer-facing application is only as strong as the network infrastructure that powers it.

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Topics: Server Technolgy, uptime, power distribution, downtime, server

On a Budget? Here’s How to Get More Rack Power Cheaply and Safely

Posted by Eric Giacomini on Jan 13, 2015 4:49:00 PM

Like most data centers, your server racks are becoming increasingly dense as you adopt cutting-edge new technologies. This is creating the need for more power in your data center. Your challenge, therefore, is to increase power to each individual rack safely and affordably.

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Topics: density, PDU, Power, power distribution, Server Technology, three phase, natural gas

The Benefits of 240/415V Power Distribution in North America

Posted by Bob Parente on Feb 22, 2013 9:14:00 AM

North American data centers continue to implement higher voltage power distribution to the end equipment AC power supplies at an increasing rate.  Bringing higher AC voltages to the data center rack equipment power supply modules will maximize device energy efficiency.
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Topics: power consumption, data center power, data center planning, 240/415V, power distribution, north america

Ask the Engineer - How do I get 120V from a 208V circuit?

Posted by Robert Faulkner on Sep 27, 2010 7:39:00 AM

One of the questions I often get is whether Server Tech has any CDU's that can convert down from 208V to 120V for those handful of legacy devices that "require" 120V.

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Topics: Power Distribution Unit, data center power, power distribution

3 Phase Power Distribution

Posted by Bruce Auclair on Apr 26, 2007 8:11:00 PM

Lately, we've been getting quite a few questions from customers, channel partners and just about everyone else on 3 phase power. It seems everyone is searching for an effective solution to deliver power to all of the varying devices in their high density cabinets. Rather than trying to re-invent the wheel, we invite you to explore the following resources, all of which we have found to be extremely helpful in discussing 3 phase power with customers.

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Topics: high density cabinets, Power Distribution Unit, 3 Phase power, power distribution

Cabinet Level Power Distribution Solutions for High Density Cabinets

Posted by Jenny Durnan Petty on Jan 24, 2007 1:35:00 PM

Of all the issues facing today's data center manager, heat/power distribution top the list. Available uptime and growth constraints round out the top three.

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Topics: data center best practices, data center power, data center issues, uptime, power distribution

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