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    What is a Switched PDU? Defined.

    by Annie Paquette

    With a host of PDU types, understanding what a Switched PDU does can be confusing. This Server Technology blog provides information on what Switched PDUs do.

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    ZTP = PDQ

    by RJ Tee

    If there was ever a situation where practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, this is it: setting up a PDU manually – without ZTP. As you can see in our new white paper, Server Technology is in the business of making provisioning our power distribution units simpler for you.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    'Twas the Night Before a Christmas Poem Got Stolen

    by RJ Tee

    The original purpose of this blog was to offer our readers a respite from the standard technical fare, but as you will see from the lines below, it took on a life of its own. Our apologies in advance to the great poet Clement Clarke Moore, who penned the famous opening line “‘Twas the night before Christmas” almost two-hundred years ago.

    Categories: For Fun

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    Top Reasons to Use Switched PDUs in Your Data Center

    by Josh Schaap

    It’s not easy trying to decide which type of rack PDU to purchase for your data center. As we explained in a recent article, the decision ultimately comes down to your data center’s unique needs. Your appetite for risk, facility budget, and operating preferences will all play a big part in determining what type of rack PDU you should be using. In this article, we will focus on the switched PDU, which is a smart PDU that will let you toggle power on and off, on a per outlet bases, from a remote location. A switched PDU also allows you to centralize the management functions of your PDU.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    Three Things You Don’t Know About Your Own Data Center

    by Josh Schaap

    This is your data center speaking. You think you know me pretty well, right? After all, you spend almost all of your time around me. Take a harder look, however, and you’ll see that there are some important things about me that you aren’t aware of!

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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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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    HDOT Family Welcomes Per Outlet Power Sensing PDUs

    by RJ Tee

    Just in case you didn't know, our award winning HDOT PDUs contain embedded Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS) with device-level power monitoring, making this the most innovative product line yet. Every data center should seriously consider using HDOT PDUs — with +/- 1 percent billable-grade accuracy — to drive efficiencies, maximize uptime and slash operating costs.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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

    by RJ Tee

    People in the Data Center Cause Problems and always have!

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    Are You as Resourceful as Mark Watney in ‘The Martian’?

    by RJ Tee

    In the Oscar-nominated film “The Martian,” astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, uses his wits and available resources to attempt survival on a hostile planet. With a limited supply of food, water and air to breath, he optimizes his immediate resources to mitigate risks posed by the dangerous forces surrounding his space station.

    Categories: Server Technology

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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