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Server Tech Cx and Data Center Standardization

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 14, 2018 11:55:09 AM

The idea that standardization benefits those of us in the data center space is neither new nor difficult to grasp.  Data center standardization is a reality that directly supports the uptime goals of your organization.  This applies wherever your PDU(s) are operating, like a colocation facility, corporate data center, or hyperscale complex.  You may wonder, then, how PDU power factors into this equation, let alone a small receptacle tucked into a PDU at the back of a rack?

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, PDU, rack PDU, PDU power

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

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

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

[Pt.1] Hyper Growth, Hyperscale, and Hyper Density in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 10, 2018 12:56:00 PM

How to keep up with the need to build out multiple data centers a day? Edge and cloud computing players such as Vapor IO are finding themselves with a daunting task – figuring out how to roll out 40,000 data centers at cell tower locations around North America. Partnering with fast, flexible suppliers offering short lead times and high production capacity is a key enabler for widespread micro/edge data centers as well as building hyperscale data centers.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, Power Disribution Unit, rack PDU, PDU

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