Power Distribution & Monitoring
Posted by Annie Paquette on October 09, 2019
While often forgotten in the mission-critical world, Thomas Edison’s DC power is the mainstay in many applications. This blog is about the benefits of -48VDC PDUs.
Posted by Annie Paquette on October 04, 2019
Throughout the history of the telecommunications industry, -48VDC has been the mainstay. In this blog, Servertech discusses -48VDC historically, and in new 5G networks.
Posted by Annie Paquette on June 03, 2019
Server Technology’s 2019 re-release of the “The Power of Hyperscale Computing” addresses the role of data center environmental monitoring in hyperscale data centers. This blog explores this critical component of hyperscale computing.
Posted by RJ Tee on March 21, 2019
In support of the new Server Technology 3-Phase power video, we offer this blog as a critic’s review of the latest installment from Server Tech Theater. Grab some popcorn and have a seat.
Posted by Josh Schaap on August 10, 2015
We are concerned about you and your data center. Your hair is turning grey from the stress of having to manage your facility. You spend long hours toiling in your data center, balancing circuits, performing system maintenance and trying to identify the root cause of system errors.
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Posted by RJ Tee on April 16, 2015
On April 6, the unthinkable happened in Washington, D.C.: The lights went dark in the White House when a local power transmission line failed and sent a cascading power failure across our nation’s capital. Fortunately, the White House’s backup power generator kicked in almost immediately, which was able to restore power. However, several federal buildings and surrounding academic institutions were left without electricity for several hours following the event.
Posted by Josh Schaap on April 08, 2016
Sometimes, the road less traveled proves to be the better route. That’s certainly the case with a less common, new approach to PDU design that employs 3 phase power distribution. In the past, this has meant dividing power into several branches within the rack PDU, but this new approach from Server Technology makes use of alternating each phase on a per-receptacle basis instead of per branch. As you can imagine, demand for more power in the cabinet is behind the move towards a 3 phase PDU in many data centers. If the search for more power is on your mind, alternating phase PDUs might be the answer to your problems.
Posted by RJ Tee on April 25, 2018
In the data center, our customers are always going through them. Equipment comes in, rack counts go up, and loads increase. Electrically speaking, many of our client’s centers are in a state of flux. Server Technology manufactures a variety of PDU types for whatever phase of development your data center happens to be in.
Posted by RJ Tee on June 29, 2015
If you’re in the market for data center power monitoring software, you’re already taking a big step towards creating a more resilient, and efficient, network. It’s important to remember before making a purchase, however, that not all data center power management solutions are capable of providing the same level of support.
Posted by Josh Schaap on March 06, 2018
In the past, a standard rack only held about nine servers and consumed around 6 kW of power when running at full capacity. With this load capability, you could safely power a full rack using a single phase PDU (power distribution unit).