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    Schools: Use Summer to Overhaul Your Data Center Power Strategy

    RJ Tee
    June 27, 2018

    Students may have left for the summer, but for data center professionals working for school systems and universities, the work is just getting started. Summer is a time to reflect on how the data center performed during the previous year, for identifying areas that need improvement and for making critical adjustments before September rolls back around. One issue that must be addressed during summer planning is data center power management. After all, power is a critical foundational element in the data center. But it’s also very expensive, and risky.

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    Five Reasons to be Thankful for Intelligent Data Center PDUs

    RJ Tee
    November 21, 2017

    One tool that every data center administrator can be thankful for this year is intelligent power distribution units (PDUs). Recent advancements in the data center PDU market have drastically improved the way that power is managed at the rack level. Over the last few years, intelligent PDUs have gone from a disruptive new technology to a staple tool — and something that every data center should be using to streamline efficiencies. So in the spirit of Turkey Day, here are five reasons to be thankful for intelligent PDUs.

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    Protect Your Data Center for the Busy Holiday Shopping Rush

    RJ Tee
    November 17, 2017

    It’s official: We are now in one of the busiest times of the year for shopping. All across the world, consumers are scouring the Internet looking for deals on gifts. This year, holiday shoppers are expected to spend at least $680 billion which is an increase from the $655 billion that was spent in 2016. This is great news for your business, especially when coupled with the long-term economic predictions for 2018. According to Goldman Sachs, the economy is expected to boom in 2018. So consumers will have even more money to spend on products and services.

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    Is Your UPS System Ready for Winter?

    RJ Tee
    November 13, 2017

    According to the latest Farmer’s Almanac, much of the U.S. is in store for a cold, wet winter that will stretch well into March. At least five major storms expected to hit the eastern seaboard. In just a few short weeks — when the snow starts falling — we will learn which businesses are prepared for winter, and which are not. Businesses that take the time to plan ahead and invest in disaster recovery and business continuity will have a major competitive advantage. One thing you will want to pay attention to as you winterize your data center is the operability of your uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system. According to a recent study, UPS system failure is now the leading cause of data center downtime. In fact, UPS system failure now accounts for one-quarter of all data center outages.

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    How Would Data Center Power Fare If It Faced An Unplanned Power Outage?

    Josh Schaap
    August 21, 2016

    Google recently learned the hard way about what can happen when Mother Nature strikes near your data center. Their facility was impacted when a series of four lighting strikes hit the power grid which connects to its Belgium-based data center. The strike caused the building to experience unexpected power loss, thus causing its backup power supply to kick in.

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    Twelve Key Features of Pro2: Part 2

    Josh Schaap
    August 17, 2016

    Last week, we talked about six of the key features of our PRO2 PDUs, which sport the latest in innovative design from Server Technology. This week, we’ll explore six more ways the PRO2 serves as the PDU built to not only meet customers’ needs today, but to ensure flexibility for the future.

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    Consistent Uptime And Other Reasons Customers Love Us

    Josh Schaap
    June 26, 2016

    Customers consistently turn to Server Technology for its expertise in data center uptime solutions. Learn about the PRO2 series within our Switched PDUs and find other ways to stay powered.

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    One Surefire Way to Improve Uptime in 2016

    Josh Schaap
    January 19, 2016

    There is an array of variables that affect your data center uptime — from structural design to redundancy to fault tolerance. You could say that it’s a balancing act, ensuring that every element positively influences the others so that damaging issues —like power shortages — don’t tip the scale.

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    Three Data Center Power Resolutions to Follow Through With In 2016

    Josh Schaap
    December 30, 2015

    There’s no shame in admitting you’re one of those resolution quitters, who will be reaching for a bag of Reese’s come February 1. All too often, we strive to reach our goals by the end of January only to fall back into our old ways by the start of February. This practice is forgivable in our personal lives, but when you’re a network administrator who has enterprise connectivity and environmental sustainability to consider, reaching your New Year’s goals is critical to your data center’s efficiency.

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    Avoid Embarrassing Power Mishaps In Your Data Center

    RJ Tee
    May 13, 2015

    Stop and think about all of the critical processes that run through your data center. From enterprise communications like VoIP and email to the Wi-Fi that powers your business’s network, your data center is responsible for facilitating a great deal of important critical tasks.