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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

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

ZTP = PDQ

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 23, 2018 9:06:00 AM

Originally Posted Jul 27, 2017, Updated July 23, 2018

If there was ever a situation where practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, this is it: setting up a PDU manually – without ZTP.

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Topics: Helpful Features, PDU, Power Distribution Unit, network controlled power strip

Top Reasons to Use Switched PDUs in Your Data Center

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jun 5, 2018 11:10:00 AM

Originally posted July 1, 2016, Updated June 05, 2018

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Topics: Switched PDU, Helpful Features, switched rack PDU, network controlled power strip

Rack PDUs:  Making the Choices less of a Challenge

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 30, 2018 1:43:04 PM

While in previous blogs we’ve talked about the advantages of customization and having so many PDU options to choose from, now might be a good time to keep it simple.  Server Technology is in the business of meeting complex power needs for every customer’s equipment and data demands.  But we would be remiss if we didn’t address those needs in the simplest and most straightforward way possible.

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Topics: Helpful Features, PDU, rack PDU, Servertech PDU

Don’t Have A Cow About Load Balancing, Man

Posted by Erik Stabile on Mar 14, 2018 4:45:00 PM

Originally Posted Sep 30, 2015, Updated Mar, 14, 2018

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Topics: Helpful Features, smart PDU, 3 phase PDU, server power distribution

On the Benefits of Alternating Phase

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 9, 2018 10:49:00 AM

Originally Posted on Oct 10, 2017 - Updated Feb 09, 2018

We’ve extolled the virtues of single phase 60A power distribution to the rack.  But there are still may situations in which a three phase deployment is required to power the needs of racks that consume 12kW or more.  In other words, situations that begin with ‘high’ and end with ‘density.’

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Topics: 3 Phase power, Alternating phase, Helpful Features, 3 phase PDU

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