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Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 28, 2018 2:20:31 PM

Server Technology is focused on making the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible.  Our dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships, and it begins when your new rack PDU is but a twinkle in your eye.  We strive to provide the highest level of service throughout the entire lifecycle of the product starting with making sure you find the product that best suits the application you have.

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Topics: power density, power solutions, density, Remote Power Monitoring, uptime, government data center, colocation, Hyperscale

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

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

2017: A Record Year for Data Center Investment

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 29, 2017 3:59:01 PM

There is still a full quarter to go in 2017, but already it’s been a record-setting year for the U.S. data center industry which has generated more business than ever before.

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Topics: growth, Remote Power Monitoring, data center industry

Enhance Your UPS System with Real-time Power Monitoring

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 11, 2017 2:41:57 PM

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems have emerged as a main driver of growth in the booming data center power market — a market, it should be noted, that will continue growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 percent until 2025, when it will reach $10.77 billion.  

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, uptime, UPS

Email Enhancements in SPM 6.1

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 1, 2017 9:18:54 AM

Sorry, hang on.  I just got an email from my rack PDU.

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, Sentry Power Manager

Power Management: A Critical Need for Hyperscale Providers

Posted by RJ Tee on Aug 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that data centers are massive energy hogs. As explained in a recent Server Technology white paper, “The Power of Hyperscale Compute,” a typical data centers can be 10 to 100 times more energy-intensive than an office. And altogether, data centers use about 3 percent of the U.S. electricity supply.

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Topics: Remote Power Monitoring, remote power management, Hyperscale

Pushing the Easy Button: Tips for Remote Power Management

Posted by RJ Tee on Aug 15, 2017 11:50:47 AM

For those of you who are working through the issues of remotely managing your data center power, or are thinking about heading in that direction, we have a few pearls of wisdom.

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Topics: switched PDUs, Remote Power Monitoring, remote power management

If You Can’t Stand The Heat … Fix It

Posted by Josh Schaap on Aug 26, 2016 9:14:36 AM

Updated 5/26/2017 - Original Post 08/26/2016

When President Harry S. Truman coined the phrase, “If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen,” in 1942, he was referring to critics of his aggressive use of war contracts in the Second World War. Good advice for politics, perhaps, but not so much for data center management. In fact, when heat becomes an issue in your data center, it’s time to do something about it.

Each kW hour of server power creates and equivalent amount of heat. Over time, this heat can accumulate, impacting server performance.  You canmonitor this within the cabinet, zone, and location levels.  While servers have been adapted to withstand higher temperatures, computing power is rising, and this is generating more heat.  Add on top of this the growth of virtualized servers leading to fewer idling computers, and you have an endless cycle of heat generation.

The fact is that many power and cooling systems can’t efficiently meet the demands of today’s data center. The perimeter-based CRAC units of yesterday were sufficient when rack densities hovered at the 2-4 kW per rack range, but this doesn’t really work in a modern data center.

The two main problems that currently exist are:

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Topics: data center temperature, Remote Power Monitoring, Data Center Density

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