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Smart City: Systems, Sensors, and Networks

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 19, 2019 12:57:21 PM

For those of us who work in the data center and IT space, the idea of a smart city is not overly surprising.  In fact, the smart city is a macrocosm of the workings of a data center.  Servers, powered by an intelligent PDU, process and collect data across complex networks.  Data center environmental monitoring systems manage the cooling and power ‘utilities’ through a network of sensors of varying types.  And thanks to Moore’s Law, the amount of data that is collected, processed, and stored has grown exponentially.

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Topics: data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, For Fun

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

Posted by Kayla Poole 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

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

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

HDOT Cx in the Realm of Great Ideas: Part 2

Posted by Kayla Poole on Sep 28, 2018 9:54:20 AM

Kids these days.  You’ve got to hand it to Gabby, that entrepreneurial citizen of Grand Avenue.  She recognizes that as times change, it takes great ideas to meet the needs of your customers. 

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Topics: rack mount power strip, intelligent PDU, For Fun, IP Power Strip

HDOT Success Part 3:  The Evolution of HDOT

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 12, 2018 2:18:17 PM

In our previous post HDOT Success Part 2: Lessons Learned, we discussed the success of our HDOT High Density Outlet rack PDU, and how that success is based on listening to our clients and learning how we can help them get ahead of the power distribution challenges of the data center industry.  In this blog, we will shift our focus and discuss the answer to the question, what is the next step in the evolution of the most popular intelligent PDU on the market?

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Topics: New Products, intelligent PDU, Rack Mount PDU, servertechnology

Server Technology and You: BYOPDU

Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 15, 2018 3:32:43 PM

At Server Technology, we focus on what we can do to make the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible.  That dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships.  Our philosophy is to provide a high level of service throughout the entire lifecycle of the product.

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Topics: Server Technology, smart PDU, intelligent PDU, Servertech PDU

Making Light Work of Configuring with Zero Touch Provisioning

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 6, 2018 10:05:00 AM

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Topics: Server Technology, Helpful Features, intelligent PDU, IP controlled power strip

Uptime and the Job of Predicting the Unpredictable

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 25, 2018 12:19:20 PM

Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? If one were to take the second half of the title of this blog at face value, it would be. A thing that escapes prediction is by definition unpredictable, and it would be a fool’s errand to spend time finding a thing that is impossible to find.

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Topics: rack PDU, Helpful Features, intelligent PDU, Metered PDU

5 Reasons to use Intelligent PDUs in Edge Data Centers [WEBINAR LINK]

Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 2, 2017 8:35:00 AM

 

Editor's Note:  This post was originally published, March 2, 2017

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Topics: network controlled power strip, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

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