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

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: For Fun, intelligent PDU, rack mount power strip, 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: servertechnology, Rack Mount PDU, intelligent PDU, New Products

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, intelligent PDU, smart 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: Helpful Features, intelligent PDU, Server Technology, 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: Helpful Features, intelligent PDU, rack 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: Industry Trends and Solutions, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, network controlled power strip

Top Tools For Data Center Environmental Monitoring

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 24, 2017 8:05:00 AM

There’s an old proverb that goes, “Trust, but verify.” This sentiment is particularly apt for data center management, where it’s vital to track every metric you can get your hands on. The need for better environmental monitoring capabilities is increasing due to increasing compute, network, and storage densities and increasing operating temperatures in the data center. Thus, keeping close watch over environmental activity in your data center, particularly when it comes to temperature, and humidity in the rack are critical to prevent disasters if left unchecked. So, what is the best way to get four or more data center environmental monitoring points in your cabinets?

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Topics: data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, Helpful Features, data center PDU

Still Using the PUE Standard In Your Data Center?

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 3, 2017 1:38:53 PM

For the better part of the last decade, IT professionals have been using a metric called Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to measure data center energy efficiency.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, intelligent PDU, PDU power, data center PDU

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