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    Why Denser Data Centers Are Growing In Popularity

    Posted by Josh Schaap on August 22, 2016

    An increasingly common conversation within the data center industry revolves around the need for flexibility balanced against the desire to save money. It’s getting harder to make the case that your enterprise needs more land for capacity expansion. At the same time, 27 percent of data center costs are for power, according to a DCD report in 2014. As you can imagine, the result has been a drive for proportionally higher server and power densities across the globe.

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    Want To Reduce Costs For Multi-Tenant Customers?

    Posted by Josh Schaap on September 29, 2015

    Competition is fierce in the global multi-tenant data center market right now. At the midway point of 2015, for instance, the market grew by 4.7 percent. And physically speaking, the market expanded by about 90,000 square meters during the second quarter alone. As DatacenterDynamics pointed out, this growth is being driven primarily by the fact that multi-tenant data centers are able to provide faster network speeds at lower prices for customers by cross-connecting and interconnecting these customers to carriers and other data centers via physical cables. In doing so, they’re able to bypass costly th ird-party Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

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    The Advantages of an Uncluttered Rack, Part I

    Posted by RJ Tee on February 15, 2018

    Alternating phase power distribution technology from Server Tech is one of my favorite subjects. It has benefits that extend well beyond the electrical distribution world. In fact, it is one of the few power products whose secondary benefits meet and sometimes exceed the fundamental purpose of a three-phase distribution product. I discussed it in a previous post. Server Tech’s Alternating Phase PDUs may well set the new standard for the phrase, “the gift that keeps on giving.”

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    Shouldn’t We Be Talking About Medium Density?

    Posted by RJ Tee on October 16, 2016

    In the world of rack-mountable power distribution, the term high density is so hot right now. After all, it is no secret to anyone in the industry that the business that takes place within the four corners of a rack has been warming up faster than a Jane Fonda workout video.

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    Selecting the Right Hyperscale PDU

    Posted by RJ Tee on September 21, 2017

    Yes, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google – we’re talking to you and your kind. While most would consider it a good day to dominate the world of commerce, you and your hyperscale computing compatriots have completely changed the landscape of information technology and data centers as we used to know them. Your executive leadership is brilliant, your stocks are soaring, and you’ve got the world at your feet. Well, ever think about what life would be like without the right rack PDU? OK, you have to admit, we’ve got you there.

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    If You Can’t Stand The Heat … Fix It

    Posted by Josh Schaap on August 06, 2016

    When President Harry S. Truman coined the phrase, “If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen,” in 1942, he was referring to critics of his aggressive use of war contracts in the Second World War. Good advice for politics, perhaps, but not so much for data center management. In fact, when heat becomes an issue in your data center, it’s time to do something about it. Each kW hour of server power creates and equivalent amount of heat. Over time, this heat can accumulate, impacting server performance. You canmonitor this within the cabinet, zone, and location levels. While servers have been adapted to withstand higher temperatures, computing power is rising, and this is generating more heat. Add on top of this the growth of virtualized servers leading to fewer idling computers, and you have an endless cycle of heat generation.

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