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    What is a Vertical PDU? Defined.

    by Annie Paquette

    Server Technology provides this thoughtful blog on the topic of peace – and vertical rack mounted PDUs. What is a vertical PDU? Take a peek here.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    Dominic Toretto on the Fast, Flexible HDOT Cx

    by Annie Paquette

    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.

    Categories: For Fun

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    Powering the Big Data Crunch

    by Annie Paquette

    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.

    Categories: Industry Insights

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    Summary: The New “Renewable Energy in the Data Center Industry” White Paper

    by Annie Paquette

    In Server Technology’s newest white paper, “Renewable Energy in the Data Center Industry,” questions about renewable data center design are answered, without mention of Server Technology or Rack PDU(s). Really.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Server Technology’s (Recent) Award-Winning History Part 2

    by Annie Paquette

    Server Technology, the Power Strategy Expert, was recently announced as the winner of the DCD Product Innovation Award. In this blog we talk about the last five years of company and workplace awards in the data center industry.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Server Technology’s (Recent) Award-Winning History, Part 1

    by Kayla Poole

    Server Technology, the Power Strategy Expert, was recently announced as current finalist of the DCD Product Innovation Award. In this blog we talk about the last five years of product awards in the data center industry.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Servertech and You: Technical Support

    by RJ Tee

    Let’s face it – sometimes things don’t go as planned. While we pride ourselves on all of the work that goes into ensuring everything goes exactly right with our products, we also strive to provide the best support in case it doesn’t. Server Technology has extensive on-line and live technical support services designed to make it easy to reach out when either you or your rack PDU needs a little extra attention. We have a number of web-based tools and resources to guide you through the process, whether it is a technical question, an upgrade, or an all-out issue with the gear. You can go to our website for self-help and self-diagnosis. For the in rack PDU, that is.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Need a Crystal Ball to Predict your Future Rack Power Requirements?

    by RJ Tee

    Are you faced with the challenge of selecting a rack PDU to meet not only your existing but also future power needs? Whether it’s for a refurbishment, new build, or retro-fit, when making such a purchase, you need to ensure you are maximizing your investment for the long-term - yes? But how does a data center manager feel secure in the knowledge that he has all potential future requirements covered? Short of gazing into a crystal ball and asking for some otherworldly guidance, there has been no simple answer to the question, ‘what will my future power needs be?’…until now

    Categories: Server Technology

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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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    Server Tech Cx and Data Center Standardization

    by RJ Tee

    The idea that standardization benefits those of us in the data center space is neither new nor difficult to grasp. Data center standardization is a reality that directly supports the uptime goals of your organization. This applies wherever your PDU(s) are operating, like a colocation facility, corporate data center, or hyperscale complex. You may wonder, then, how PDU power factors into this equation, let alone a small receptacle tucked into a PDU at the back of a rack?

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    [Pt.1] Hyper Growth, Hyperscale, and Hyper Density in the Data Center

    by RJ Tee

    How to keep up with the need to build out multiple data centers a day? Edge and cloud computing players such as Vapor IO are finding themselves with a daunting task – figuring out how to roll out 40,000 data centers at cell tower locations around North America. Partnering with fast, flexible suppliers offering short lead times and high production capacity is a key enabler for widespread micro/edge data centers as well as building hyperscale data centers.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

  • Like a Mother, in a Good Way

    by RJ Tee

    That’s how we’d like you to think about Server Technology’s solutions. In all the myriad ways your own mother looks after you, Server Technology is there for your business. Just like your mother knew what you needed and when, often before you did, we can anticipate and meet the needs of your data center racks and everything on them. In case you hadn’t guessed, we have Mother’s Day on the brain. And while we are busy trying to find the gift that says just how special and important she is, it occurred to us that our product lines aren’t so different from what moms do, day in and day out.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Rack PDUs: Making the Choices less of a Challenge

    by RJ Tee

    While in previous blogs we’ve talked about the advantages of customization and having so many PDU options to choose from, now might be a good time to keep it simple. Server Technology is in the business of meeting complex power needs for every customer’s equipment and data demands. But we would be remiss if we didn’t address those needs in the simplest and most straightforward way possible.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    What does a Rack PDU do again?

    by RJ Tee

    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!”

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    Servertech and You: Technical References

    by RJ Tee

    At Server Technology, we are focused on making the process of identifying, selecting, and purchasing a rack PDU as simple as possible. (I mean, have you seen our Rack PDU Selection Wizard?) Our dedication to support does not stop when the rack PDU ships. In fact, that is when it begins. Our technical support and resources even exceed the level of support we provided when you were just thinking about buying the rack PDU.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    What is a PDU vs. a Power Strip?

    by RJ Tee

    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.

    Categories: Power Distribution & Monitoring

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    The Rack PDU’s Role in Battling Cyber Threats

    by RJ Tee

    One of the ongoing issues facing data center managers is cybersecurity, and the rack PDU may play a surprising role in the protection of the IT systems housed within the mission critical facility. While threats of intrusion are as old as the IMSAI 8080 from the movie WarGames, the intelligent power strip is a surprising new actor in the ongoing security battle.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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

    by RJ Tee

    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.

    Categories: Power Distribution & Monitoring

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    On the Subject of Electrical Inequality

    by RJ Tee

    I must admit I have been thinking a lot about quality lately. Our data center industry, at its core, is about power correction, conditioning, and quality. The ability of a mission-critical electrical system to deliver the proper sine wave to the server is a multi-billion-dollar industry. (My apologies in advance to the mechanical minded for such unilateral statements.)

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    Picking the Right Rack Mount PDU For Your Data Center

    by RJ Tee

    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.

    Categories: Helpful Features

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    The One, The Only: HDOT With POPS

    by Josh Schaap

    Thanks to its modular design, each HDOT product type gives customers the flexibility to configure the location and quantity of C13 and C19 outlets on the PDU. As a result, there are literally thousands on thousands of configurations possible. To get a sense of how customizable our PDUs really are, check out our Build Your Own PDU tool which walks you through four easy steps to building the perfect power solution for your data center. It’s so remarkably easy that you can even build a PDU right from your tablet or phone.

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    What Rack PDU is Right for You?

    by RJ Tee

    At Server Technology, we understand that power needs vary from customer to customer. Some data centers require all-in-one power solutions complete with all the available bells and whistles, while others have more basic needs. But one thing that doesn’t vary is the desire for a best-in-class high quality power product. Another thing that’s for certain is that Server Technology’s award-winning power solutions provide just that.

    Categories: Industry Trends & Solutions

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    Need TAA-Compliant Rack Power Distribution Solutions? We’ve Got You Covered

    by RJ Tee

    Procuring certain types of hardware for federally-affiliated data centers—like power monitoring systems—often requires IT managers to consider factors beyond cost and performance. In some cases, they must also ensure that the equipment is in compliance with federal regulations. Otherwise, it could result in significant penalties.

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    In The Spotlight: Server Technology’s PRO2 Platform

    by RJ Tee

    If you haven’t met PRO2 yet, it’s time for an introduction. As Server Technology’s newest platform for CDU products, PRO2 is designed with real world power situations in mind, meeting a whole host of power needs for a new generation of data centers.

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    100 Percent Data Center Uptime from Day One

    by RJ Tee

    ScaleMatrix seeks to set itself apart from the pack of cloud/colocation providers in the marketplace. The San Diego-based company provides a variety of hosting platforms and services to help companies connect workloads across development, production and disaster recovery environments. When ScaleMatrix set out to create a new type of multi-tenant data center, its team chose Server Technology to assist with its most pressing issues.

    Categories: Server Technology

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    Batten Down the Hatches! Here Comes the First Waterborne Data Center

    by Josh Schaap

    The creators of the data barge are hoping that it will serve as an efficient and eco-friendly solution to today’s data center power consumption challenges. In fact, the nautical data center will be cooled by the water in which it floats and is projected to engender a power usage effectiveness rating of 1.045, which is quite near its initial goal of 1. As such, the data barge may very well serve as an innovative answer to improving energy efficiency in the data center, however, its unconventional architecture comes with inherent risks.

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