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Just the Facts Part 2: Data Center Environmental Monitoring Defined

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 10, 2018 11:37:28 AM

In our previous post on intelligent PDUs, we dedicated a blog to defining what it means to be an intelligent PDU.  In this blog, we will discuss one of the characteristics of intelligent PDUs in more detail: data center environmental monitoring.

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Topics: Helpful Features, data center environmental monitoring, Data Center Environmental Monitoring Systems, Data Center Environment Sensors

Just the Facts Part 1: Intelligent PDUs Defined

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 30, 2018 3:22:00 PM

 

With all of the talk in the industry about ‘intelligent PDUs,’ sometimes referred to as Network PDUs or IP power strips, this blog will seek to provide some basic information to help the reader understand what exactly they are.

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Topics: Helpful Features, intelligent PDU, IP Power Strip, network pdu

It’s Server Technology Here, Giving Thanks

Posted by Sandi Renden on Nov 21, 2018 2:18:23 PM

And here we are, another year under our belts.  Almost.  As we head into the last month of 2018, it is time once again to take a moment from our regular blog posts to reflect and give thanks.  It has been a great year not only for Servertech, but for technology in general.

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Topics: For Fun, Server Technology, ServerTech, PDU

And What Is a PDU in the First Place?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 21, 2018 12:03:49 PM

Ever tried searching the term ‘PDU’ in Google?

If you have landed on this blog and were looking for sports awards, corporate awards, and recognition products, you are in the wrong place. Unless, of course, you want to see the Server Technology trophy case, which is quickly being filled by our team of engineers.

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Topics: Helpful Features, PDU, data center PDU, Power Disribution Unit, data center power distribution unit

Then, What is a Switched PDU?

Posted by Kayla Poole on Nov 19, 2018 10:55:26 AM

 

In our previous post “So, What Is an Intelligent PDU?”  we provided some clarification to what can be thought of as a broad a category of products, all of which have a network connection in common.  An intelligent PDU is a basic PDU with a network connection.  And like most general categories, there are subcategories that bear some discussion.

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Topics: Helpful Features, Switched PDU, switched rack PDU, network pdu

So, What Is an Intelligent PDU?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 19, 2018 10:54:10 AM

 

The term ‘intelligent PDU’ has become so ubiquitous, the definition is no longer clear.  Not surprising, “What is an intelligent PDU?” is one of the most common questions we get from our readers.  Terms like ‘network power strip’ and ‘IP power strip’ get bandied about, but they somehow fail to capture the essence of choosing and using an intelligent unit.

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Topics: intelligent PDU, IP Power Strip, network power strip, Helpful Features

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

Halloween, Part 11?

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 31, 2018 1:08:52 PM

 

If you’re Laurie Strode, Halloween isn’t exactly happy with Michael Myers creeping around – it’s more like a day of reckoning. What’s worse, poor Ms. Strode has had to wait around 40 years for a chance at revenge - and a decent sequel. At Server Technology, we are committed to not having you wait that long to get what you want.

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Topics: For Fun, Server Technology, ServerTech, PDU

[Pt. 3] New Hardware in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 26, 2018 1:23:17 PM

One of the identified macro trends for the data center market is the never-ending progression of new hardware technologies. Where “density” used to mean a 42U rack full of 1U servers, today’s hyperscale, hyper dense data centers may have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of nodes and cores within a single rack (or even single RU in some instances). In addition, SSDs, networking fabric, GPU processing cards, specialty FPGA and ASIC chips for AI applications are all being added at a rapid clip to the already complex stack found in most data centers.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, smart PDU, Switched PDU, PDU power

[Pt. 2] New Workloads in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 22, 2018 10:14:25 AM

 

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, PDU, data center PDU, data center power distribution unit

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