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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

Use Smart PDUs to Gain Visibility Into Your Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 31, 2017 11:25:57 AM

We were recently approached by a C-level executive who was facing a challenge.

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Topics: power reporting, SPM, Sentry Power Manager, data center reporting

So, You Say Your Data Center Is Green? Prove It!

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 10, 2017 11:50:22 AM

Demand has never been higher for eco-friendly products and services, and this holds true across just about every vertical market today.

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Topics: SPM, Sentry Power Manager, green data center, greenwashing

All About Alerts: How SPM Keeps You on the Top of Your Game

Posted by RJ Tee on May 24, 2017 11:39:57 AM

When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, there’s a good chance you react with something short of enthusiasm. “But I just fell asleep!” you shout to no one in particular. You’re tempted to toss the thing across the room, but then you remember your alarm clock is your $700 smartphone that contains 1,000 times the computing power of the original Mercury space ships. So, you gently dismiss the alert and start the business of waking for the day.

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Topics: power reporting, Alerts, SPM

What’s Better Than Control?  Complete Control.  Get It With SPM.

Posted by RJ Tee on May 1, 2017 11:36:52 AM

 

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Topics: SPM

Top Reasons Your DCIM Strategy Isn’t Working

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 10, 2017 10:31:26 AM

Awhile back, you and your team implemented a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) strategy to help control your rapidly-growing department. At the time, your thinking was that DCIM would streamline operations, aid in knowledge-based decision making and help your business respond to changing workloads. The whole point was to make life easier for you and your team members, while also making the data center more efficient and cost-effective for your business (which is now riding almost entirely its network infrastructure).

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Topics: SPM, DCIM

Make Better Power Management Decisions - Use SPM and Switched PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 24, 2017 11:45:45 AM

John F. Kennedy once said that leadership and learning are indispensible to each other. In other words, if you want to be a good leader you need access to knowledge that will help you make informed decisions.

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Topics: SPM Sentry Power Manager, SPM, Switched PDU

Top Tools For Environmental Monitoring in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 24, 2017 8:05:00 AM

There’s an old proverb that goes, “Trust, but verify.” This sentiment is particularly apt for data center management, where it’s vital to track every metric you can get your hands on. The need for better environmental monitoring capabilities is increasing due to increasing compute, network, and storage densities and increasing operating temperatures in the data center. Thus, keeping close watch over environmental activity in your data center, particularly when it comes to temperature, and humidity in the rack are critical to prevent disasters if left unchecked. So, what is the best way to get four or more environmental monitoring points in your cabinets?

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Topics: SPM, ennironmental monitoring

No Room for Errors When Planning for Data Center Power Capacity

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 10, 2017 3:36:37 PM

As a data center administrator, one of the most important parts of your job — besides maintaining uptime and staying under budget — involves monitoring and managing your department’s resources. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your data center is fully capable of meeting the current and future needs of your enterprise and its changing customer base.

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Topics: SPM, capacity planning, Capacity planning solution

Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Own Data Center (But Should)

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jan 12, 2017 1:19:38 PM

Originially posted Jan 12, 2017, Updated Aug 09, 2017

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Topics: data center power, SPM, Sentry Power Manager

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