Dilbert’s Top 5 Lessons for the Data Center: Number Four

RJ Tee
June 05, 2015

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Number 4) There is a lot of value in server virtualization and consolidation projects:

  • This is a great time to update the cabinet or cabinet PDU at the same time to leverage new functionality and features.
  • Though a PDU is part of the critical physical infrastructure it cannot last forever especially as hot aisle temperatures continue to rise.
  • Great time to also look at 3-Phase 400V power solutions (230 or 240V to the device) as another way to increase efficiency in your data center.
  • If you go 3-Phase then an alternating phase PDU will greatly reduce the length of the required power cords and increase air flow within your cabinet.
  • Existing POPS PDU’s combined with software tools easily allow the user to determine which servers are zombies and which are actually doing useful work.
  • Also a great time to update to new servers with more efficient power supplies for greater overall cost savings.
Dilbert’s Top 5 Lessons for the Data Center: Number Three