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What to Consider When Considering Flying Solo

Posted by RJ Tee on May 14, 2019 1:58:58 PM

 

In a new whitepaper for Server Tech, Marc Cram lays out the considerations for companies as they approach the best way to handle and house their data center occupants.  The title says it all:  Flying Solo, or Going Colo?  An expert when it comes to the space, power and cooling, as well as the differences between Single Phase PDUs and Three Phase PDUs, Cram presents the choice facing those responsible for managing their data center needs.

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Topics: three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU, single phase PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

The Role of Efficient and Intelligent Power in the Smart City

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 15, 2019 11:31:49 AM

In our previous post on the smart city, and as explained in Marc Cram’s latest whitepaper, ‘Smart Cities Run on Smart Power,’ we identify the contributing factors in the development of smart city technology.  It is the advent of the microprocessors and microchips that collect the massive quantity of intelligence that enables the city.  In this blog we will shift our attention to another contributor: energy efficiency measures in the field, at the data center, and within racks that are supported by data center environmental monitoring and intelligent PDU(s).

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Topics: data center PDU, 3 phase PDU, single phase PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

A Smart City Overview

Posted by Kayla Poole on Mar 29, 2019 2:41:46 PM

A cooperative effort between city governments and private enterprise is leading cities to adopt the goal of becoming ‘smart cities.’  Marc Cram’s new whitepaper ’Smart Cities Run on Smart Power,’ connects these initiatives to the data centers that support them, and ultimately to the 3 phase PDU(s) and single phase PDU(s) that power them.   The promise of the smart city is to provide real-time monitoring and control of the IT systems that govern the municipal infrastructure.  The result yields many benefits,  including lower energy use, reduced pollution, improved public safety, and increased quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the smart city.

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Topics: data center PDU, 3 phase PDU, single phase PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

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

It’s Not Just a Phase

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 25, 2018 4:28:45 PM

In the data center, our customers are always going through them.  Equipment comes in, rack counts go up, and loads increase.  Electrically speaking, many of our client’s centers are in a state of flux.  Server Technology manufactures a variety of PDU types for whatever phase of development your data center happens to be in. 

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, three phase PDU, single phase PDU, PDU whips

The Top Benefits of True HDOT With Alternating Phase Outlets

Posted by Josh Schaap on Mar 6, 2018 12:40:00 PM

Originally Posted on Jul 11, 2016 - Updated March 6, 2018

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, 3 phase PDU, data center environmental monitoring, single phase PDU

Single vs. Three Phase Power Distribution - Know the Difference

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 17, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Originially Posted Jan 30, 2017 - Updated March 7, 2018

Electricity is the single most important resource in a data center, as it’s needed for powering every system — from the servers on the floor to the lights overhead.  Often the differences between a single phase PDU and a three phase PDU are not as complicated as they may seem, and even more often a 3 phase PDU is the right fit.

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Topics: three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU, How To, single phase PDU

Single Phase PDU & Rack Power [APPLICATION NOTE LINK INSIDE]

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 26, 2017 3:44:35 PM

How do you balance the electrical needs of a cabinet of equipment with available technology?  Many data center facilities have come to rely on a standard rack mount power strip PDU configuration fed by 3-phase, 30A circuits running at 208V.  This setup can yield approximately 8 kW to feed your power-hungry IT gear.

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, rack PDU, rack mount power strip, single phase PDU

How to Calculate Three Phase Power in the Data Center (And Why it’s Important)

Posted by RJ Tee on Jun 5, 2017 9:28:30 AM

To illustrate the importance of calculating three phase power in the data center, let’s pretend you are going to cook a meal for a big group of people. As simple as it sounds, first you’ll need to figure out how many guests will be arriving so you don’t run out of food and wind up in a pinch.

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Topics: three phase PDU, How To, single phase PDU, PDU Cabinet

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