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Data Center Storage and Networking with the iX7 Advance Controller

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Gento  |  Comment (0)

The iX7 PDU Controller was designed from the ground up to allow operators to make the most of their available resources in a way that positions them to not only meet the challenges of today but to address the demands of the future. It can be integrated into existing PX3 intelligent  PDU models with no additional costs required. At the same time, it brings those PX3 models more ports, more computing power, and the ability to execute more varied applications to help operators manage their data centers more efficiently and at lower costs than ever before.

Complete with a future-proof design architecture, the iX7 is a PDU controller that is built to stand the test of time in more ways than one.


Congratulations to LinkedIn’s Hillsboro, Oregon, Data Center

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Gento  |  Comment (0)

At Raritan, we believe that when data centers and their operators take significant steps to improve their energy efficiency, it's a cause for celebration because it not only helps the entire industry, it also helps planet earth. We would like to extend a heartfelt congratulation to the LinkedIn team on their newest data center located in beautiful Hillsboro, Oregon. The data center was built with a goal of significant energy savings and was deservingly awarded the coveted “Uptime Institute Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.”


Data Center: Know the Difference Between Three-Phase & Single-Phase Power

Posted on August 6, 2017 by Gento  |  Comment (0)

Throughout North America, homes are powered by 120-volt single-phase electricity. A typical residential circuit breaker box reveals four wires coming into our homes: two “hot” wires, a neutral wire and ground. The two "hot" wires carry 240 VAC, which is used for heavy appliances like electric ranges and dryers. However, the voltage between both hot wire and the neutral wire is 120 VAC, which powers everything else in our homes. However, electricity generating manufacturing plants in North America transmit three-phase power at super high voltages ranging between 230 kV and 500 kV. A close look at high tension power lines reveals three separate conductors, each of which carries current, plus a neutral conductor. Three-phase power is less costly to distribute because transmission lines for three-phase power don't need the same heavy gauge copper wires as a single-phase transmission line would need. Further, three-phase offers flexibility at the service connection and can give customers not only the customary 120 VAC service but also 208 VAC. Virtually every industrial building, including yours, receives three-phase power, as it offers many advantages over single-phase.

Designing or retrofitting a data center to use three-phase power pays off, but some centers do not understand the benefits three- phase power brings. Let's take a look at the differences between single and three-phase power to understand why three-phase power not only delivers real cost savings but creates a more efficient data center.


The NEW Digital Outpost: Why We Must Rethink Remote Infrastructure

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Gento  |  Comment (0)

Data centers are rapidly evolving and it’s time that we must rethink their infrastructure. Businesses all over the world have begun utilizing innovative computing systems to monitor and control their systems remotely. These sophisticated systems allow data center to reduce their infrastructure expenses and maintain a secure workspace. These new type of facilities are digitally centered, known as the New Digital Outposts (NDO). The recent growth in remote computing has caused a spike in demand for these new digital outposts to help assist companies in better managing their infrastructures to match the industry climate. Those who do not adapt in the changing industry climate are likely to fall behind. The New Digital Outpost created 6 provisioning methods.

These 6 methods include:

  1. High-Performance, High-Density Compute/Storage/Networking
  2. Protection from Environmental Variables
  3. Right-Sized Form Factors
  4. Remote Serviceability
  5. Security and Compliance
  6. Streamlined Provisioning

To learn more about the provisioning methods and how they can assist you in the New Digital Outpost, read the full white paper “The NEW Digital Outpost: Why We Must Rethink Remote Infrastructure“


Edge Data Centers: The Impact

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Gento  |  Comment (0)

At their core (no pun intended), edge data centers are a natural response to both the increased demand of things like Internet-based content and the trend of moving more networks directly into the cloud. What started as a simple conceptual response to bandwidth-intensive ideas like the Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly turned into something few could have predicted. Though edge data centers began life in a form that many described as "glorified content delivery networks", they definitely didn't stay that way for very long.

The new, edge-driven world of data centers that we're now living in actually has a number of important implications that you need to be aware of moving forward.


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