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    Colovore Series Tip Intermission – A Shameless Plug for the Revolutionary HDOT Cx

    Isaiah LaJoie
    February 16, 2021

    In a new series of videos, Server Technology and colocation provider Colovore discuss flexible power in HPC data centers.  We offer this blog as a brief intermission in the series.

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    May the POPS Be with You

    RJ Tee
    December 13, 2017

    Since much of the buzz this week will be about the much-anticipated release of Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ on Friday (or Thursday if you happen to live in the UK), we thought we would take a moment to share some of our favorite old lines. And now, from a galaxy far, far away… (cue fanfare) “The force is strong in this one.” Bad guy or not, Darth Vader hit the nail on the head here. While we had to wait until much later to find out why he knew what he knew, we do know now that sometimes you just have a feeling about things. The Server Tech team had that same good feeling when we started talking about ZTP, our zero-touch provisioning approach for our PDU line. (We even have a pretty nifty whitepaper...) A way to provision all your rack mounted power strips at once, hands-free, and outside of the data center? We still have to remind people this is no Jedi mind trick.

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    Where Density, Square Meters, and Practicality Meet

    RJ Tee
    August 03, 2017

    In this recent article on Data Center Knowledge, the author discusses the growing issue of data center real estate in Singapore and other APAC markets – or more accurately, the lack thereof. While many countries, including portions of the United States and Northern Europe, benefit from large landmasses, high-density city centers in most of the world place an absolute premium on every square meter of space. In these areas, data center facilities are built more on the vertical axis, with support equipment stacked on rooftops and in basements.

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    Don't Let Cooling Costs Burn Your Dollars - Save Money With HDOT

    RJ Tee
    May 17, 2017

    Save money by adopting smart rack PDU technology, such as the Alt-Phase HDOT PDU, along with Sentry Power Manager for your environmental monitoring solution.

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    Three Questions to Ask About Three Phase Power Distribution

    RJ Tee
    March 10, 2017

    Across the globe, data center managers are making the move to 60A service at the rack level. Why? One big reason is because it better supports higher-density applications. As a result, three-phase power distribution is seeing a boost in popularity. Put simply, it just makes sense for data centers from economic and efficiency standpoints. A popular choice for those looking to make the move to alternating phase power is the HDOT Switched power distribution unit from Server Technology. These rack-mount PDUs simplify time consuming processes such as cable management and load balancing. Offering up to a 30 percent footprint reduction, HDOT PDUs let you install more servers per rack and create a much more efficient flow over standard one- or two-phase power by using three-phase power distribution.

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    Low on Real Estate, High on Rack Components?

    Josh Schaap
    December 05, 2016

    You need High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) PDUs from Server Technology, which can support more rack components than any other PDU per form factor. To combat the limited physical space that PDUs compete for in the data center rack, Server Technology developed High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT), the smallest form factor PDU which significantly increases real estate in the back of the rack by fitting as many as 42 C13’s in a 42U high network managed PDU device—that’s over 20 percent smaller than a comparable PDU using standard outlets. In conjunction with the launch of HDOT, Server Technology developed a quick turn manufacturing process that provides short lead times for PDU’s with the exact combination of C19 and C13 outlets in the locations where the customer needs them. The HDOT design also provides high native cord retention of over 12 pounds pull strength, reducing or eliminating the need for custom and costly ancillary locking cord devices. With increasing outlet density comes increased power, and potentially increased heat. HDOT is manufactured with robust high-temperature materials carrying a UL94 V-0 flame rating, making these outlets ideally suited for the harshest data center environments

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  • Problem? Not A Problem With HDOT Switched PDUs.

    RJ Tee
    December 01, 2016

    If a solution doesn’t exist for your problem, we’ll innovate one, simple as that. Case in point: our High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) PDUs didn’t exist until a client came to us looking for an innovative solution to a unique challenge. Travis Irons, Server Technology Director of Engineering, recalls the moment the idea for HDOT came to him. “About four years ago, one of our larger clients came to us with a quote for 40 to 50 different configurations of products,” Irons says. “Many of them were high density, with many outlets for the volume. With the conventional, off-the-shelf outlets everyone was using then, we couldn’t make it fit at first.”

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    Server Technology’s HDOT Wins Big At DCS Awards In London

    RJ Tee
    June 01, 2016

    The HDOT is the most feature-rich rack mount PDU we’ve developed to date, and it’s perfect for customers who have between 36 and 54 devices in their cabinet, need quick-turn PDUs with a large number of outlet variations, are looking to minimize power drops, and need high-temperature PDUs. The proprietary outlet design of HDOT makes it the perfect tool for capacity planning, power density, and uptime.

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  • WATCH: DCD Enterprise NY: How to engineer a PDU

    RJ Tee
    April 21, 2015

    Learn More about our latest PDU solution: The HDOT Switched PDU is the most versatile PDU platform for today’s demanding data center environment. Server Technology has converged their three top solutions All-in-1 PDU. It includes: High Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) most outlets, in the right place, in a smaller form factor. Alternating Phase Outlets provide better airflow, easy load balancing, and greater efficiencies. PRO2 Platform a flexible and feature rich hardware and firmware platform

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    Kill Two Birds with One Stone in Your Data Center this Spring

    Josh Schaap
    March 16, 2015

    Now that winter’s vista can be appreciated only in your rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look around your data center and engage in some old-fashioned spring cleaning. You’ll likely find two areas that could use your attention: space constraints and heavy electricity usage. Like most data centers, you are running out of room as you add more cabinets, and your monthly utility bill is spiking accordingly.