Nobody Builds A PDU Better Than Our Customers
June 14, 2016
- How To
Build Your Own PDU, step 1 (choose Smart or Switched), step 5 (select outlet type), step 7 (choosing color quantity and quote)
“If you build it, they will come.”
Many people think they recall this line from Kevin Costner’s 1989 baseball film “Field of Dreams,” but the actual line is, “If you build it, he will come,” referring to the main character’s late father, John Kinsella. Semantics aside, the line holds a powerful message: when you set out to create something of your own – something built for your needs and no one else’s – it’s likely others will find value in it, as well.
So it is with Server Technology’s line of Smart and Switched PDUs, which have served our data center clients well over the years. Server Technology smart PDUs are IP addressable, while featuring remote power and monitoring and environmental monitoring. The switched PDUs include remote outlet switching, remote power monitoring, environmental monitoring and are also IP addressable.
Your selections aren’t limited to our out-of-the-box options, however. In fact, one of the better-known features we offer is the ability to “build-your-own” HDOT PDU. In six easy steps, you can customize your PDU right down to the color for easy identification in your data center.
To get started, head over to our Build Your Own PDU and tell us what you want. It’s not only a snap to build a PDU, but it’s also kind of fun. Build Your Own PDU is a graphic-based tool that shows you in real-time what your PDU will look like so there are no surprises. A zoom view lets you get up close and personal with your PDU.
Start by telling us whether you’re looking for a Smart or Switched unit, then select from several one-phase, three-phase or three-phase alternating voltage choices. From there, you’ll select your power input plug type, power orientation, number of outlets, connectivity (Ethernet and serial or meter-only) and – the really fun part – your color options.
There’s no obligation to purchase the PDU you’ve designed. Simply hit “Request a Quote” for a quick and easy quote from one of our power strategy experts. You’re also given the option to download a custom spec sheet so you can share your creation with other stakeholders.