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HDOT Cx in the Realm of Great Ideas: Part 1

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 17, 2018 11:02:42 AM

While the Server Technology engineers here in Reno are a little more on the ball than Frank and Earnest, the newly launched power distribution unit we’ve dubbed ‘HDOT Cx’ could arguably be a turning point in network PDU history. 

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Topics: Server Technolgy, Power Distribution Unit, network pdu, For Fun

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

What does a Rack PDU do again?

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 20, 2018 10:04:12 AM

On the surface, it is an amazingly simple question.  Everyone knows what a rack PDU is, don’t they?  In one of the few industry blogs to reference the movie Gremlins, we attempted to answer the question in the context of the acronym-laden industry we work in.  Power Distribution Unit.  In this blog we are going to move beyond semantics and talk more about the doing side of a PDU.

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Topics: rack PDU, Power Distribution Unit Manufacturers, power distribution and monitoring, Power Distribution Unit

Server Tech and You: Technical References

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 3, 2018 11:03:50 AM

At Server Technology, we are focused on making the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible. (I mean, have you seen our Rack PDU Selection Wizard?)  Our dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships.  In fact, that is when it begins.  Our technical support and resources even exceed the level of support we provided when you were just thinking about buying the rack PDU.

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Topics: Server Technology, rack PDU, Power Distribution Unit, rack mount power strip/PDU

The Advantages of an Uncluttered Rack, Part II

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 20, 2018 10:16:39 AM


 

As mentioned in our previous post on Alternating Phase rack PDUs, many of us at Server Technology (including myself) like to talk about the benefits of our approach to handling three-phase power distribution within the rack. While the subject of three phase is de rigueur in the fashionable world of high density, there is a lot to talk about above and beyond the distribution of large amounts of power in a very small footprint.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, three phase PDU, Power Distribution Unit, rack power strip

Groundhog Day feat. Server Technology's PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

On February 2, 2018, Server Technology will join, at least in spirit, the crowd gathered at Gobbler’s Knob outside Punxsutawney, PA. There, Groundhog Day celebrants will await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow.

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Topics: Server Technology, PDU, Power Distribution Unit, Servertech PDU

BYOPDU 101

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 20, 2017 12:01:30 PM

Did you know that Server Technology allows, and even encourages, its customers to build their own PDUs? Now, to be clear, we are the ones who actually build the PDUs, but we do feel strongly that you should have control over that process. We let you do this through a web tool we call “Build Your Own HDOT PDU.”

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Topics: How To, PDU, Power Distribution Unit, Servertech PDU

What is a PDU?

Posted by RJ Tee on Aug 21, 2017 1:54:50 PM

 

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Topics: PDU, Power Distribution Unit, Rack power distribution

The Problems And Solutions Of Capacity Planning

Posted by Erik Stabile on Jul 20, 2016 11:29:59 AM

It’s never fun to lose sleep over a problem, but night after night, many of us toss and turn, worrying about the things both within our control and beyond it. For the folks who run data centers, it’s no different.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, intelligent PDU, metered power strip, Power Distribution Unit

What to consider when choosing a Power Distribution Unit

Posted by Bob Parente on Dec 20, 2012 1:13:00 PM

Considering Power Distribution Units (PDU) for your data center racks and IT equipment should require much more thought than simply selecting a ‘power-strip’ hardware configuration.  If you care about Green energy initiatives and desire to save on electricity cost by making the most efficient use of the energy you use, make the move to intelligent rack PDUs if you haven’t already done so. This is particularly true for a new data center build and collocations.  If you’re considering a collocation space, choosing the right PDU features will provide additional insight into your true energy use and a tool for capacity planning.  We are now seeing large data center growth with collocation providers that charge clients based on actual energy consumed, kilowatt hour (kWh).  A well thought out data center power distribution implementation will lead to reduced downtime, improved power monitoring management & control capabilities, and drive greater energy efficiency.   The best suited Power Distribution solution requires considerable planning. 

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Topics: -48 VDC, Power Distribution Unit, PDU, data centers, 3 Phase power, power strip, power solution, power management, 380V DC, capacity planning, Server Technology, power measurement

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