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    Designing for Efficiency: A Green Data Center Checklist

    by Anna Paquette

    Tucked in an appendix to the recently released “The Power of Hyperscale Computing 2019,” Servertech provides a checklist to guide green data center design. Today we focus on bringing this potentially overlooked information to light.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Hyperscale Best Practices: DC Power Distribution and New PDUs

    by Anna Paquette

    Server Technology, the Power Strategy Expert, recently released “The Power of Hyperscale Computing 2019.” This blog focuses on the role of DC power distribution in new data centers, as well as the intelligent PDUs that support them.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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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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    Best of the Stay Powered Blog: 2018’s Top Posts

    by Kayla Poole

    Suffice it to say, 2018 has been a fun year for the Stay Powered Blog here at Server Technology. We’ve really run the gambit in terms of topics – from intelligent PDUs and IP Power Strips to Network PDU(s) and all points in between. We covered them all with, ahem, a mix of intelligence and humor. If you were to read the five most popular blogs from this year, what would they be?

    Categories: Server Technology

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    So, What Is an Intelligent PDU?

    by RJ Tee

    The term ‘intelligent PDU’ has become so ubiquitous, the definition is no longer clear. Not surprising, “What is an intelligent PDU?” is one of the most common questions we get from our readers. Terms like ‘network power strip’ and ‘IP power strip’ get bandied about, but they somehow fail to capture the essence of choosing and using an intelligent unit. We thought we would take a moment to clear the air about the term, and in doing so, we hope to set the record straight about this class of rack power strips. It is important to think of them as a category or family, if you will, rather than a specific kind of PDU.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    HDOT Cx in the Realm of Great Ideas: Part 2

    by Kayla Poole

    Kids these days. You’ve got to hand it to Gabby, that entrepreneurial citizen of Grand Avenue. She recognizes that as times change, it takes great ideas to meet the needs of your customers.

    Categories: For Fun

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    HDOT Success Part 3: The Evolution of HDOT

    by RJ Tee

    In our previous post HDOT Success Part 2: Lessons Learned, we discussed the success of our HDOT High Density Outlet rack PDU, and how that success is based on listening to our clients and learning how we can help them get ahead of the power distribution challenges of the data center industry. In this blog, we will shift our focus and discuss the answer to the question, what is the next step in the evolution of the most popular intelligent PDU on the market? Server Technology is proud to say that the HDOT is evolving. The market challenges that were emerging when we started still exist today: high density three-phase power that needs to be distributed to the rack by an intelligent power distribution product that is customizable and readily available. Check. But how do you improve on that formula?

    Categories: New Products

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    Server Technology and You: BYOPDU

    by RJ Tee

    At Server Technology, we focus on what we can do to make the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible. That dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships. Our philosophy is to provide a high level of service throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. In our first blog on service and support, we discussed the Rack PDU Selection Wizard as a way to identify the right type of PDU for your application. In the next blog, we discussed using the Rack PDU Selector to dial in the features you need to specify your tailored PDU.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Making Light Work of Configuring with Zero Touch Provisioning

    by RJ Tee

    It has recently come to my attention that not all intelligent, cabinet-level power distribution units are smart. Now, don’t get me wrong – we’ve come a long way since the days of bulky, black, power bars that were available in black or, well, black. More modern power distribution units are chock full of features, colors, and options for voltage, monitoring, and controls that would rival the most sophisticated switchgear available. But when it comes time to plug these sophisticated cabinet-level units into your data center’s network, eyes glaze over and thoughts wander at the prospect of manually configuring those new units. Each. And. Every. One.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Uptime and the Job of Predicting the Unpredictable

    by RJ Tee

    Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? If one were to take the second half of the title of this blog at face value, it would be. A thing that escapes prediction is by definition unpredictable, and it would be a fool’s errand to spend time finding a thing that is impossible to find.

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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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    Still Using the PUE Standard In Your Data Center?

    by RJ Tee

    PUE is nothing more than a ratio that compares a data center’s total energy consumption to the energy that is consumed by its IT equipment. In other words, it’s a way of seeing how much power your servers are using, versus your lights. The ideal PUE for a data center is 1.0, while a reading closer to 2.0 indicates that for every kilowatt of electricity consumed by the equipment, another kilowatt is needed to power the facility.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    The Problems And Solutions Of Capacity Planning

    by RJ Tee

    It’s never fun to lose sleep over a problem, but night after night, many of us toss and turn, worrying about the things both within our control and beyond it. For the folks who run data centers, it’s no different.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions