Higher Education Solutions
Whether you support high density, high-performance computing applications, a centralized data center environment, or remote network closets on campus, you need reliable, quality rack power. Let Server Technology's power strategy experts help you specify, select, size, and configure the right PDU for your Research 1 universities and higher education data centers. With Server Technology here to help, you can:
- Maximize rack density and server count with 54+ outlets on a PDU
- Minimize spend with large circuit capacity with 30+kW PDUs
- Support for high-performance and Research 1 compute
- Flexible configurations for any situation
- Build campus-wide solutions for power management
High Performance ComputingFrom supporting distance learning to departmental research 1 operations, Server Technology provides data center power strategies and flexible solutions to support more device density and circuit capacity in a single rack PDU. HDOT and HDOT Cx Outlets on our PRO2 PDU chassis provide a single flexible yet scalable rack PDU solution to support continued growth and dynamic environments while staying within budget. Whether dedicated to supercomputing or artificial intelligence, we provide high outlet density, zone grouping, and switched PDU's that add intelligence to the project.
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Datacenter.edu and EfficiencyWe understand that the typical and high performance-oriented higher education institutions' data center needs are challenging, diverse, and efficiency-oriented. From AC to DC and 110V to 415V input power, Server Technology provides fully configurable rack power strips so you can support the variety of equipment that gets sent to your data center or develop the most efficient system possible. We can help you to support multi-departmental needs with multiple outlets in one rack.
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Dorms and BeyondServer Technology can also provide support to the ends of your network to ensure troubleshooting and downtime are limited. With intelligent remote power management solutions, you can log in and reboot from the dormitory network closets to the athletic center or manage, monitor, and reboot all your campus power to networking, storage, or compute all from the same location.
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Higher Education Industry Brief
The Challenge:With ever-tightening budgets and increased demands on the system, today's colleges and universities have struggled to respond to the fast-changing world of data and computing. What's more, academic institutions must deal with various computing types and associated data – from sophisticated, high-performance computing in its research departments to mundane point-of-sale systems operating in cafeterias and bookstores.
The typical campus is a microcosm of the world of computing and faces real-world problems like staffing, budget shortages, security, and obsolescence. Add to this the crowded marketplace in which universities compete and the increased pressure to make college affordable, and you've got a whole set of challenges on your hands.
Conclusion:University data center consolidation projects are unique in the diversity of their requirements but provide the opportunity for economic and energy efficiencies through the advantage of pooled resources and funding. These large greenfield projects offer the chance for much-needed retooling of college computing norms that support the overall mission of most universities to provide the best product in the marketplace in a way that education is more affordable for all.
University of Florida Health:
Switched PDUs = Power Control
The Challenge:Joseph Keena, Manager for Datacenter Operations for Shands, has spent the last ten plus years diligently working to keep ahead of the increasing growth and demands placed on the Shands IT infrastructure. Their UF Health IT facilities have grown from one data center hall to four. A recent project had a new data center space being built out with a higher ceiling than his standard room, allowing Joe to deploy racks taller than 42U. Joseph needed a custom power solution to fit his taller cabinets and the increased power densities with the bigger enclosure. Joseph was not sure whether or not the server team would want blades or 1U servers; thus, his application required a mix of outlet types, and he needed to maximize available power.
Outcome:Joseph's switch in PDU families resulted in the ability to: control outlet provisioning four remote data centers, improve capacity planning, and clearly understand where available power exists for utilization.
“Server Technology works in a true partnership with the customer. We have a 10 year working history together, and we grew together during that time."Joseph Keena
Manager for Datacenter Operations, Shands