Originally posted January 7, 2016, Updated June 21, 2018Read More
As mentioned in our previous post on Alternating Phase rack PDUs, many of us at Server Technology (including myself) like to talk about the benefits of our approach to handling three-phase power distribution within the rack. While the subject of three phase is de rigueur in the fashionable world of high density, there is a lot to talk about above and beyond the distribution of large amounts of power in a very small footprint.Read More
The acquisition of Server Technology positions Legrand, North and Central America as a leading provider of data center power and control solutions.
Repost from Legrand.us - Original PostRead More
Silicon Valley remains one of the largest and most competitive data center markets in America. Right now there is a data center vacancy rate of just 8.2 percent in the region. And according to a new report, the market is expected to continue to experience further growth in the near future.Read More
There’s a memorable scene in “All the President’s Men” when the FBI informant famously whispers, “Follow the Money” to Robert Redford, setting him off on an investigation that will change the world. It’s a phrase that’s been repeated time and again over the years and, yes, it even applies to data center management.
When you follow the money, you’re familiarizing yourself with the sources of your data center costs, allowing you to identify high-cost items and gain better control of your expenses. You probably already understand that power and cooling are your high-ticket items. When trying to increase efficiency, the typical response is to operate at higher temperatures or use free cooling to cut costs, but these aren’t always the best solutions. Without the right monitoring tools in place, you’ll never meet your goals.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when measuring power is to overlook it at the cabinet level, as this is where nearly half of your power can be traced. Server Technology’s Intelligent PRO2 CDUs provide power monitoring at various levels beyond the cabinet proper. This will not only help you better understand your power infrastructure, but it’ll show you several ways to increase efficiency and provide for uptime.
Figure 1. Power Monitoring Using PRO2 CDUs – PIPS, POPS, and Branch Current Monitoring
Get details and best practices for better monitoring your power consumption and reducing costs in this white paper, “Advances in Power and Environmental Monitoring for Increasing Efficiency in the Data Center.” You’ll learn about:
- Infeed monitoring with Per Inlet Power Sensing (PIPS)
- Branch current monitoring
- Outlet/device monitoring with Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS)
- Monitoring at the cabinet level
- Monitoring at the zone level
- Monitoring at the location level
- The effects of increasing temperature
- Other steps to increase efficiency
We recently sat down with two of our in-house power strategy pros to talk about what the Server Technology slogan “The Power Strategy Experts” really means. The conversation helped to underscore the importance of doing one thing and doing it well, an idea that’s at the core of the Server Technology philosophy.Read More
You already know that increased uptime means a greater ROI, but can you ever achieve 100 percent uptime from the get-go? You can, indeed, as our work with ScaleMatrix shows.Read More