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Need a Crystal Ball to Predict your Future Rack Power Requirements?

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 7, 2019 4:25:08 PM

 

Updated January 08, 2019 - Originally posted November 9, 2018

Are you faced with the challenge of selecting a rack PDU to meet not only your existing but also future power needs? Whether it’s for a refurbishment, new build, or retro-fit, when making such a purchase, you need to ensure you are maximizing your investment for the long-term - yes? But how does a data center manager feel secure in the knowledge that he has all potential future requirements covered? Short of gazing into a crystal ball and asking for some otherworldly guidance, there has been no simple answer to the question, ‘what will my future power needs be?’…until now.

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Topics: Server Technology, rack PDU, rack mount power distribution, Rack Mount PDU

'Twas the Night Before a Christmas Poem Got Stolen

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 24, 2018 4:28:51 PM

The original purpose of this blog was to offer our readers a respite from the standard technical fare, but as you will see from the lines below, it took on a life of its own.  Our apologies in advance to the great poet Clement Clarke Moore, who penned the famous opening line “‘Twas the night before Christmas” almost two-hundred years ago. 

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Topics: rack PDU, Switched PDU, network controlled power strip, For Fun

Server Tech Cx and Data Center Standardization

Posted by RJ Tee on Dec 14, 2018 11:55:09 AM

The idea that standardization benefits those of us in the data center space is neither new nor difficult to grasp.  Data center standardization is a reality that directly supports the uptime goals of your organization.  This applies wherever your PDU(s) are operating, like a colocation facility, corporate data center, or hyperscale complex.  You may wonder, then, how PDU power factors into this equation, let alone a small receptacle tucked into a PDU at the back of a rack?

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Topics: PDU, rack PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions, PDU power

[Pt.1] Hyper Growth, Hyperscale, and Hyper Density in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 10, 2018 12:56:00 PM

How to keep up with the need to build out multiple data centers a day? Edge and cloud computing players such as Vapor IO are finding themselves with a daunting task – figuring out how to roll out 40,000 data centers at cell tower locations around North America. Partnering with fast, flexible suppliers offering short lead times and high production capacity is a key enabler for widespread micro/edge data centers as well as building hyperscale data centers.

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Topics: PDU, rack PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions, Power Disribution Unit

Ask the Engineer - How do I get 120V from a 208V circuit?

Posted by Robert Faulkner on Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Originally posted February 22, 2013, Updated July 13, 2018

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Topics: PDU, rack PDU, How To, single phase PDU

Like a Mother, in a Good Way

Posted by RJ Tee on May 10, 2018 10:50:00 AM

That’s how we’d like you to think about Server Technology’s solutions.  In all the myriad ways your own mother looks after you, Server Technology is there for your business.  Just like your mother knew what you needed and when, often before you did, we can anticipate and meet the needs of your data center racks and everything on them.

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Topics: PDU, rack PDU, data center PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

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: PDU, rack PDU, Helpful Features, Servertech PDU

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

Servertech and You: Technical Support

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 16, 2018 12:58:09 PM

Let’s face it – sometimes things don’t go as planned.  While we pride ourselves on all of the work that goes into ensuring everything goes exactly right with our products, we also strive to provide the best support in case it doesn’t.  Server Technology has extensive on-line and live technical support services designed to make it easy to reach out when either you or your rack PDU needs a little extra attention.

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Topics: Server Technolgy, PDU, rack PDU, rack mount power strip/PDU

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

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