The History of HDOT: Cx and the Future of HDOT

Posted by Annie Paquette on July 13, 2019

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Through demonstrated product value and adherence to our customer mission to ‘Stay Powered, Move Forward, and Get Ahead,’ the HDOT data center PDU achieved success not only in awards and achievements, but through record product sales.  The challenge that came from this success was an interesting one, and one that the engineering team at Server Technology did not take lightly.  How do we make sure the HDOT product family continues to help our customers get ahead?  How do we make improvements to the most popular rack power distribution product on the market today?

Server Technology is proud to say that the HDOT is evolving.  The market challenges that were emerging when we started the HDOT story still exist today.  High density three-phase power needs to be distributed to the rack by an intelligent power distribution product that is customizable and readily available.  The challenge was how to improve on a winning formula. 

Well, what if you could maintain all of the benefits of HDOT while improving the flexibility of the unit?  In other words, what if you could specify a rack PDU today that would accommodate future equipment changes and plug types?

The HDOT is evolving, and the new Cx outlet is the answer to the question of flexibility.  With two outlets in one, the Cx will allow you to build limitless possibilities into your data center with one standard PDU.  In fact, you can think of it as we do: “One standard PDU with Limitless Possibilities.”

Building on the previous HDOT platform, the HDOT Cx features a patented outlet that is a hybrid of the standard C13 and C19 outlets.  HDOT Cx accommodates both C20 and C14 plugs in a single outlet.  Think about that:  a single outlet that helps ensure you won’t have to buy a new set of PDUs when equipment changes. This innovative design reduces the complexity of the IT equipment selection process while lowering costs.

The HDOT Cx has the features that made the original product family a success.  In addition to the ultimate flexibility that comes from having two outlets in one, the Cx has:

  • The most outlets per form factor 
  • Easy load balancing with Alternating Phase Technology  
  • Options available in Smart, Switched, and POPS 
  • Customizable end-user configurations
  • Future-ready equipment updates   
  • 10-day shipping on most orders

At Server Technology, we are excited to share this next step in the evolution of the most popular rack PDU in the market.  The HDOT Cx represents our commitment to help our customers Stay Powered, Be Supported, and Get Ahead.  And most importantly, it represents another great product that comes from all of the people we sat with, listened to, and learned from at the beginning of the HDOT journey: our customers.

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