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    Dominic Toretto on the Fast, Flexible HDOT Cx

    Posted by Annie Paquette on August 02, 2019

    Server Technology’s recent promotion for HDOT Cx is themed ‘The Fast and the Flexible.’ This blog explores the rack PDU product using Dominic Toretto’s own words.

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    Powering the Big Data Crunch

    Posted by Annie Paquette on July 15, 2019

    The rise of big data and the proliferation of vastly differing applications to mine the data are dramatically changing the power distribtion unit (PDU) landscape. It is defining how server racks are configured.

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    What does a Rack PDU do again?

    Posted by RJ Tee on April 20, 2018

    On the surface, it is an amazingly simple question. Everyone knows what a rack PDU is, don’t they? In one of the few industry blogs to reference the movie Gremlins, we attempted to answer the question in the context of the acronym-laden industry we work in. Power Distribution Unit. In this blog we are going to move beyond semantics and talk more about the doing side of a PDU. Our friends will point out that a power strip is just the same thing: a device that has outlets, a cord, and maybe a little surge protection thrown in. To channel my inner Elf, “Say power strip ONE MORE TIME!”

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    Single Phase PDU & Rack Power [APPLICATION NOTE LINK INSIDE]

    Posted by RJ Tee on September 26, 2017

    How do you balance the electrical needs of a cabinet of equipment with available technology? Many data center facilities have come to rely on a standard rack mount power strip PDU configuration fed by 3-phase, 30A circuits running at 208V. This setup can yield approximately 8 kW to feed your power-hungry IT gear.

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    Picking the Right Rack Mount PDU For Your Data Center

    Posted by RJ Tee on April 12, 2017

    Decisions, decisions. We often stress over relatively easy decisions more than we reasonably should. One decision that shouldn’t be all that difficult – once you’re armed with the proper knowledge – revolves around which type of rack mount PDU you’ll need to help power your data center for the foreseeable future. When picking a rack mount PDU for your data center, pinpointing your exact needs before shopping will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run. Perhaps density is your primary concern. Or maybe uptime is on the top of your checklist, along with capacity planning. That’s where Server Technology comes in. We offer smart, switched and other intelligent rack PDU options ranging from ready-made units with super-fast shipping to PDUs precisely customized to meet your every need.

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    What is a PDU vs. a Power Strip?

    Posted by RJ Tee on March 06, 2018

    Recently, a customer wondered about the real difference between high-quality power distribution units (PDUs) for the data center, and standard 120V power outlets (like the kind you would find in Home Depot). Why spend the extra money? They both supply power directly to the cabinet, right? In short, yes—they do. Both the PDU and the power strip, however, are in different classes in terms of what they are capable of providing. Think of it this way: A power outlet is to a power distribution unit like a flip phone is to a smart phone; the former is very basic, while the latter is much more powerful and complex.

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    Best Practices for High Density Data Centers Start with Server Technology

    Posted by RJ Tee on April 11, 2018

    We thought we would take a moment to talk about high density data centers, case studies, and best practices. Whether you are building a new data center, upgrading an existing one or just keeping abreast of the PDU power industry trends, it’s good policy to start with what works. What are the biggest and best companies doing to optimize their high-density computing needs and manage their power and usage data? Look no further than the experts at Server Technology for answers. With an extensive list of customers well-served by our support and product expertise, not to mention client case studies for reference and validation, Server Technology has lots to offer a customer looking to get comfortable with the notion of powering a high-density, hyperscale computing environment.

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    HDOT Cx in the Realm of Great Ideas: Part 2

    Posted by Annie Paquette on September 28, 2018

    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.