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    The Role of Environmental Monitoring in Hyperscale Data Centers

    by Annie Paquette

    Server Technology’s 2019 re-release of the “The Power of Hyperscale Computing” addresses the role of data center environmental monitoring in hyperscale data centers. This blog explores this critical component of hyperscale computing.

    Categories: Power Distribution & Monitoring

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    Flying Solo or Going Colo Means an Intelligent PDU

    by Kayla Poole

    As more and more companies plan for hybrid IT, Server Technology visits the issues around colocation and cloud. In this three-part blog, learn everything about flying solo, or going colo.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    What to Consider When Considering Going Colo

    by Kayla Poole

    As more and more companies plan for hybrid IT, Server Technology visits the issues around colocation and cloud. In this three-part blog, learn everything about flying solo, or going colo.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    The Smart City Within the Marvel Universe

    by Kayla Poole

    Marvel Comics brought the What If…? series to life. This Server Technology blog explores the unanswered questions and ‘what ifs’ posed at the end of its new Smart City whitepaper.

    Categories: For Fun

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    Cx and the Environment: A New “Intelligent” PDU

    by Kayla Poole

    The data center industry is making environmental headlines again. In this blog, learn how to reuse, reduce, and recycle with a new form of intelligent PDU: the HDOT Cx.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Smart City: Systems, Sensors, and Networks

    by Kayla Poole

    Marvel Comics brought the What If…? series to life. This Server Technology blog explores the unanswered questions and ‘what ifs’ posed at the end of its new Smart City whitepaper.

    Categories: For Fun

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    The Role of Efficient and Intelligent Power in the Smart City

    by RJ Tee

    In our previous post on the smart city, and as explained in Marc Cram’s latest whitepaper, ‘Smart Cities Run on Smart Power,’ we identify the contributing factors in the development of smart city technology. It is the advent of the microprocessors and microchips that collect the massive quantity of intelligence ...

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Just the Facts Part 2: Data Center Environmental Monitoring Defined

    by RJ Tee

    In our previous post on intelligent PDUs, we dedicated a blog to defining what it means to be an intelligent PDU. In this blog, we will discuss one of the characteristics of intelligent PDUs in more detail: data center environmental monitoring. Intelligent PDUs provide the support network that gives more rack-based data. In addition to power quality or capacity data, intelligent PDUs can be outfitted with data center environment sensors that collect additional information required for the management of the data center. Besides power, feedback on the operation of the cooling system is of utmost importance, but so is the physical security of the rack itself.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    Managing the Challenges of Density

    by Josh Schaap

    When considering implementing a power-dense data center, you face a number of challenges: cost, heat, load balancing, data center environmental monitoring and power monitoring, increased network traffic and system configuration management. With each of these challenges come serious, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but with the proper planning and understanding, it can be done. As the Power Strategy Experts, Server Technology is here to help you successfully manage density and data center power.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Average Power Density Vs. Peak Power Density

    by Josh Schaap

    It’s not unusual to be a little fuzzy on the differences between the two, but here it is at a high level: average rack power density is power utilization density that’s averaged over a period of time and space, and peak power density is a maximum power reading at a specific point in time.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    The Top Benefits of True HDOT With Alternating Phase Outlets

    by Josh Schaap

    In the past, a standard rack only held about nine servers and consumed around 6 kW of power when running at full capacity. With this load capability, you could safely power a full rack using a single phase PDU (power distribution unit).

    Categories: Power Distribution & Monitoring

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    Server Technology and the Internet of Things: Power at the Edge

    by RJ Tee

    By now, you are familiar with the Internet of Things, or IoT. In fact, according recent statistics, you’re also likely involved in a deployment that has brought some of the challenges associated with the bulk data collection and storage issues presented by this technology. You've probably run into three phase PDU requirements or the need for a network controlled power strip.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Environmental Monitoring: Mission Critical Monitoring, or Mission Impossible?

    by RJ Tee

    Data center environmental monitoring is nothing new. Systems such as the first Sensaphones have been around for decades, dialing out on POTS lines to report on space, power, and cooling. But don’t get me wrong – we’ve come a long way, baby. Haven’t we? As our friends at the Green Grid have correctly noted, you cannot improve what you are not measuring. It is safe to say that, up until now, we have never had access to the volume of information we can capture now, nor could we process it into useful and actionable data. But one thing has not changed, and that is the fact that we still rely on probes and sensors to capture all those little kernels of information.

    Categories: Power Distribution & Monitoring

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    5 Reasons to use Intelligent PDUs in Edge Data Centers [WEBINAR LINK]

    by RJ Tee

    A growing number of companies are now moving their servers to the “edge” of the network for lower latency data transmissions, and reduced network operating costs. This is one of the major trends occurring in the IT space right now, and industry experts predict it will continue to accelerate in the coming years.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Top Tools For Data Center Environmental Monitoring

    by RJ Tee

    There’s an old proverb that goes, “Trust, but verify.” This sentiment is particularly apt for data center management, where it’s vital to track every metric you can get your hands on. The need for better environmental monitoring capabilities is increasing due to increasing compute, network, and storage densities and increasing operating temperatures in the data center. Thus, keeping close watch over environmental activity in your data center, particularly when it comes to temperature, and humidity in the rack are critical to prevent disasters if left unchecked. So, what is the best way to get four or more data center environmental monitoring points in your cabinets? Sounds like a complicated question, but the answer is simple: Server Technology Intelligent PDUs are enabled right out of the box with the abilities to attach environmental probes that can precisely detail environmental conditions in your data center equipment cabinets. This information is most reliable when measured external to the devices in the cabinet.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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

    by RJ Tee

    If you can buy services from experts that provide them at a lower cost than you can, you would be crazy to not take advantage of them. Fully utilized hardware brings economies of scale which means lower costs for you. Everything I see about the cloud talks about lower power costs and being more environmentally friendly. In regards to Data Center Environmental Monitoring, these topics are mostly related to server utilization and the bold claim of at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions in comparison to using on-site servers. Another big advantage is to let the provider worry about disaster recovery and redundancy. The numbers quoted show faster recovery times with your data and applications mirrored across multiple facilities. Zero Cap-Ex costs since you pay as you go. Cloud computing is now a proven, mainstream alternative for SMBs.

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