Rack Mount PDU
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.
- For Fun
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.
- Industry Insights
Posted by Annie Paquette on July 09, 2019
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.
- Industry Trends & Solutions
Posted by RJ Tee on December 15, 2015
There are a lot of best PDUs, then, and that is the point. The goal of our product line and the design of our manufacturing process is to allow our customers the ability to find exactly the right set of power distribution features for their application. Why else would Server Technology provide so many options, from horizontal to vertical, 120V to 415V, low density to high, and from managed to not? It is because every data center rack is its own unique deployment, which demands the ultimate in flexibility from those devices that power the load.
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!”
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.
Posted by RJ Tee on January 07, 2019
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
Posted by RJ Tee on September 12, 2018
In our previous post HDOT Success Part 2: Lessons Learned, we discussed the success of our HDOT High Density Outlet rack PDU, and how that success is based on listening to our clients and learning how we can help them get ahead of the power distribution challenges of the data center industry. In this blog, we will shift our focus and discuss the answer to the question, what is the next step in the evolution of the most popular intelligent PDU on the market? Server Technology is proud to say that the HDOT is evolving. The market challenges that were emerging when we started still exist today: high density three-phase power that needs to be distributed to the rack by an intelligent power distribution product that is customizable and readily available. Check. But how do you improve on that formula?
- New Products
Posted by RJ Tee on September 11, 2018
In our previous post HDOT Success Part 1: Staying True to our Vision, we discussed the success of our HDOT High Density Outlet rack PDU in relation to our mission statement to Stay Powered, Be Supported, and Get Ahead. In order to understand that success within the context of continuous improvement, we took a step back to look at the big picture. As a result of that process, we identified some factors that contributed to the popularity of the HDOT product family, and in doing so answered an important question: how do we improve the product and allow our customers to continue to get ahead? First, it is important to understand what HDOT is – and isn’t. The HDOT product is not a basic data center PDU, but rather a solution to the issues of density, planning, and power management. To tackle these basic issues, we offer the product in Switched, Smart, and POPS versions that allow you to control power and measure power at the rack. HDOT is also available with Alternating Phase Outlets to make power distribution and load balancing even easier.