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Need a Crystal Ball to Predict your Future Rack Power Requirements?

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 7, 2019 4:25:08 PM

 

Updated January 08, 2019 - Originally posted November 9, 2018

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

Best of the Stay Powered Blog: 2018’s Top Posts

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 2, 2019 10:21:11 AM

Suffice it to say, 2018 has been a fun year for the Stay Powered Blog here at Server Technology.  We’ve really run the gambit in terms of topics – from intelligent PDUs and IP Power Strips to Network PDU(s) and all points in between.  We covered them all with, ahem, a mix of intelligence and humor.  If you were to read the five most popular blogs from this year, what would they be?

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Topics: Server Technology, intelligent PDU, IP Power Strip, network pdu

It’s a Server Tech Christmas, Charlie Brown

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 25, 2018 3:33:21 PM

The staff here at Server Tech wanted to spend a little more time spreading some Christmas cheer, so we turned to this iconic comic strip for inspiration. Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang are so much a part of the US Christmas culture. Likewise, Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas album, and the ‘Linus and Lucy’ theme in particular, has been the soundtrack for many a family Christmas gathering. 

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Topics: For Fun, data center power distribution unit, data center PDU

'Twas the Night Before a Christmas Poem Got Stolen

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 24, 2018 4:28:51 PM

The original purpose of this blog was to offer our readers a respite from the standard technical fare, but as you will see from the lines below, it took on a life of its own.  Our apologies in advance to the great poet Clement Clarke Moore, who penned the famous opening line “‘Twas the night before Christmas” almost two-hundred years ago. 

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Topics: For Fun, Switched PDU, rack PDU, network controlled power strip

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

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

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