If Density Is the New Black, then the HDOT PDU is The Fonz

RJ Tee
July 24, 2015

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Server Technology's High Density Outlet (HDOT) PDU is a trendsetter in PDU outlet density. But is the HDOT PDU right for your data center? Are you looking to expand your data center? If so, there’s no need to purchase a larger facility with more floor space. You can achieve better results—meaning greater power usage effectiveness (PUE) and greater energy efficiency—by increasing the density of your cabinets.

What does this mean? Essentially, the process involves consolidating a greater number of assets into a smaller space using microservers and virtualization.

Here’s why increasing your cabinet density is a great strategy for your business: It can help you expand your data center output without creating more infrastructure to manage. If you plan your density strategy carefully and avoid risks (by paying attention to your network capacity and taking active measures to prevent overloading), you can double the power of your hardware.

What are the challenges that you will face in implementing this strategy? There are a few critical issues to attend to, such as the need for phase balancing, higher operating temperatures and, of course, greater power consumption due to higher amounts of currents and voltages.

So, if you’re looking to increase the density of your cabinets, make sure you don’t go it alone. Invest in a power distribution unit (PDU) like High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) from Server Technology that can automate your power monitoring process and ensure that you increase your cabinet volume safely and efficiently. HDOT comes with an industry-leading 42 C13 unit in a single PDU, and it’s slimmed down and conducive for storage on the side or top of your rack so it will take up less space.

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