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Why Denser Data Centers Are Growing In Popularity

Posted by Josh Schaap on Aug 22, 2016 9:59:46 AM

An increasingly common conversation within the data center industry revolves around the need for flexibility balanced against the desire to save money. It’s getting harder to make the case that your enterprise needs more land for capacity expansion. At the same time, 27 percent of data center costs are for power, according to a DCD report in 2014. As you can imagine, the result has been a drive for proportionally higher server and power densities across the globe.

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Topics: Data Center Density, data center power, power density

Why The Super Bowl is A Model for Data Center Consolidation Perfection

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jan 28, 2016 2:13:31 PM

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Topics: power density, data center consolidation, all-in-1 pdu

Keeping Cool Under Pressure

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jan 26, 2016 9:20:01 AM

How to Keep a Data Center Cool

Sometimes, industry predictions come true with stunning accuracy.

Take, for example, this graph, produced way back in 2005 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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Topics: power density, data center power

If Density Is the New Black, then the HDOT PDU is The Fonz

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jul 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Topics: power density, data center power density

The Secret to Safe, Affordable Three Phase Power Distribution

Posted by Travis Irons on Aug 21, 2014 8:44:00 AM

Up until now, you were able to power your servers and applications using a 30A single phase, 208V power distribution unit (PDU) that contained two 20A circuit breakers. This power cord feeding this PDU contained two power wires and a ground wire. In order to properly distribute 30A of power without overloading any branch, you needed two 20A branches with an equal quantity of outlets per branch.

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Topics: power density, PDU, Server Technology, power usage efficiency, 30A, Alternating phase, single phase

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