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Then, What is a Switched PDU?

Posted by Kayla Poole on Nov 19, 2018 10:55:26 AM

 

In our previous post “So, What Is an Intelligent PDU?”  we provided some clarification to what can be thought of as a broad a category of products, all of which have a network connection in common.  An intelligent PDU is a basic PDU with a network connection.  And like most general categories, there are subcategories that bear some discussion.

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Topics: Helpful Features, Switched PDU, switched rack PDU, network pdu

[Pt. 3] New Hardware in the Data Center

Posted by RJ Tee on Oct 26, 2018 1:23:17 PM

One of the identified macro trends for the data center market is the never-ending progression of new hardware technologies. Where “density” used to mean a 42U rack full of 1U servers, today’s hyperscale, hyper dense data centers may have tens, hundreds, or even thousands of nodes and cores within a single rack (or even single RU in some instances). In addition, SSDs, networking fabric, GPU processing cards, specialty FPGA and ASIC chips for AI applications are all being added at a rapid clip to the already complex stack found in most data centers.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, smart PDU, Switched PDU, PDU power

The Big Decision: Selecting Smart vs. Switched Data Center PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Aug 22, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Updated Aug 22, 2018, originally posted Jun 29, 2016 

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Topics: smart PDU, switched rack PDU, Switched PDU, How To

Top Reasons to Use Switched PDUs in Your Data Center

Posted by Josh Schaap on Jun 5, 2018 11:10:00 AM

Originally posted July 1, 2016, Updated June 05, 2018

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Topics: Switched PDU, Helpful Features, switched rack PDU, network controlled power strip

Servertech and You: Solutions Pages

Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 28, 2018 2:20:31 PM

Server Technology is focused on making the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible.  Our dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships, and it begins when your new rack PDU is but a twinkle in your eye.  We strive to provide the highest level of service throughout the entire lifecycle of the product starting with making sure you find the product that best suits the application you have.

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Topics: Server Technology, Switched PDU, Servertech PDU, Metered PDU

The Rack PDU’s Role in Battling Cyber Threats

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 23, 2018 1:47:25 PM

One of the ongoing issues facing data center managers is cybersecurity, and the rack PDU may play a surprising role in the protection of the IT systems housed within the mission critical facility. While threats of intrusion are as old as the IMSAI 8080 from the movie WarGames, the intelligent power strip is a surprising new actor in the ongoing security battle.

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Topics: smart PDU, Switched PDU, rack PDU, Helpful Features

HDOT Family Welcomes Per Outlet Power Sensing PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 17, 2018 7:25:00 AM

 

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Topics: Helpful Features, Switched PDU, PDU power, network controlled power strip

Five Reasons to be Thankful for Intelligent Data Center PDUs

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 21, 2017 10:15:11 AM

One tool that every data center administrator can be thankful for this year is intelligent power distribution units (PDUs). Recent advancements in the data center PDU market have drastically improved the way that power is managed at the rack level. Over the last few years, intelligent PDUs have gone from a disruptive new technology to a staple tool — and something that every data center should be using to streamline efficiencies.

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Topics: intelligent PDUs, green data center, zombie servers, uptime, Switched PDU, smart, smart PDU, Switched, intelligent power strip

Is Your UPS System Ready for Winter?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 13, 2017 2:37:34 PM

According to the latest Farmer’s Almanac, much of the U.S. is in store for a cold, wet winter that will stretch well into March. At least five major storms expected to hit the eastern seaboard.

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Topics: uptime, Sentry Power Manager, UPS, intelligent PDUs, intelligent power strip, Switched PDU, smart PDU

Who Put the ‘i’ in PDU?

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 6, 2017 8:17:24 AM

As I was sitting around the other day and casting about for a topic for this blog post, my colleagues jokingly suggested that we talk about this trend of putting an ‘i’ in front of everything. You know, how an intelligent PDU can be called iPDU or even IP-PDU, the now-normal branding standard of our modern age, the world of iEverything. 

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Topics: intelligent PDUs, intelligent power strip, power strip, smart PDU, Switched PDU

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