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Flying Solo or Going Colo Means an Intelligent PDU

Posted by RJ Tee on May 22, 2019 2:19:11 PM

For the past two blogs, we’ve been discussing Marc Cram’s whitepaper, Flying Solo or Going Colo?  In it, he describes the circumstances that surround a choice to house racks and equipment in your own data center or in a colocation facility.  He presents a series of questions to consider in order to make the choice clearer and simpler.  When IT is your business, it often makes more sense to fly solo with your own data center built to suit your scale, load and growth needs.  When time to market and operational concerns are the focus of capital and energy, companies often choose colocation for their compute needs.  

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Topics: intelligent power strip, data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, Industry Trends and Solutions

What to Consider When Considering Going Colo

Posted by RJ Tee on May 16, 2019 9:18:44 AM

In our last blog, we introduced the latest whitepaper, Flying Solo or Going Colo? by Marc Cram.  We discussed the decision points for flying solo and the things to keep in mind when planning your own data center.  Cram points out that companies that build their own enterprise data center have the time commitment, financial capability and above all, business demand, to justify the investment. 

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Topics: data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

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 Smart City Within the Marvel Universe

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 26, 2019 4:22:25 PM

In the late 1970’s, Marvel Comics started a series called What If…?  that explored what life would be like within the Marvel Universe had certain events not happened or happened differently.  They had titles like “What If Spider-Man had Joined the Fantastic Four?,” What If Gwen Stacy had Lived?,” and heaven forbid, “What If Iron Man Had Been a Traitor?”

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Topics: data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, For Fun

Cx and the Environment: A New “Intelligent” PDU

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 25, 2019 11:16:55 AM

More and more, the data center industry is in the environmental spotlight: not in the sense of data center environmental monitoring, but in the broader sense of the planet’s environment.  In this blog, we talk about how the HDOT Cx has been created to bring new meaning to the term ‘intelligent PDU.’

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Topics: data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, Industry Trends and Solutions

Smart City: Systems, Sensors, and Networks

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 19, 2019 12:57:21 PM

For those of us who work in the data center and IT space, the idea of a smart city is not overly surprising.  In fact, the smart city is a macrocosm of the workings of a data center.  Servers, powered by an intelligent PDU, process and collect data across complex networks.  Data center environmental monitoring systems manage the cooling and power ‘utilities’ through a network of sensors of varying types.  And thanks to Moore’s Law, the amount of data that is collected, processed, and stored has grown exponentially.

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Topics: data center PDU, data center environmental monitoring, intelligent PDU, For Fun

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

Video Review: Take a New Look at 3-Phase Power Distribution

Posted by RJ Tee on Mar 21, 2019 9:40:05 AM

Warning:  this blog contains spoilers for the newly released ‘Take a New Look at 3-Phase Power Distribution’ video from Server Technology.  Readers are encouraged to watch the video here first before reading the review.

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Topics: 3 Phase power, power distribution and monitoring, three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU

All About the New 3-Phase Power Video

Posted by Linda Kennedy on Mar 4, 2019 2:29:26 PM

In Server Technology’s new video, “Take a New Look at 3-Phase Power Distribution,” the newly organized Server Tech Theater tackles the subject of 3-phase PDU power distribution to the rack and, more specifically, where and when you should and should not reach for an alternating phase rack mount PDU.

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Topics: 3 Phase power, power distribution and monitoring, three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU

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