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Need a Crystal Ball to Predict your Future Rack Power Requirements?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 9, 2018 10:06:16 AM

 

Are you faced with the challenge of selecting a rack PDU to meet not only your existing but also future power needs? Whether it’s for a refurbishment, new build, or retro-fit, when making such a purchase, you need to ensure you are maximizing your investment for the long-term - yes? But how does a data center manager feel secure in the knowledge that he has all potential future requirements covered? Short of gazing into a crystal ball and asking for some otherworldly guidance, there has been no simple answer to the question, ‘what will my future power needs be?’…until now.

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Topics: Server Technology, rack PDU, Rack Mount PDU, rack mount power distribution

Shedding Light on Three Phase Power - Part 1

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 17, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Ask most people involved in data center operations to explain three-phase power to a data center PDU to you, and you’ll notice that they get a little squeamish. Except for your Principals of Electricity professor in college, most people have a difficult time explaining three-phase power and three phase PDU(s). Heck, most people have a tough time explaining how power works, period.  When it comes to rack mount power distribution, what is the difference between single phase and three phase power, you ask?

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, rack mount power distribution, three phase PDU, data center PDU

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