Posted on June 17, 2019 by Gento
In the current digital age, it is expected that data centers will continue to rise in both power consumption and complexity. In fact, it is predicted that the use of data will grow to exceed 160 zettabytes by 2025. As the age of big data continues to grow, the challenge for data center operators will be to discover how they support additional data, remain energy efficient, and ultimately reduce costs. Ultimately, power monitoring and metering are the two key components that will help data centers succeed over the next decade.
Posted on May 30, 2019 by Gento
A Power Distribution Unit (PDU) at its most basic level is a device that is fitted with multiple outlets. However, an intelligent and high power PDU is far more effective than a basic PDU. In fact, a high power PDU is not only capable of providing specific levels of electric power to storage devices, servers, and networking equipment, but it can deliver effective and long-lasting advantages to data centers throughout the world.
Posted on May 16, 2019 by Gento
It's no secret that data centers have copious amounts of IT equipment. However, the challenge that data center managers face on a daily basis is knowing how to properly monitor and react (in real time) to each piece of IT equipment. The good news is that intelligent PDUs can help data center managers successfully monitor inlet, outlet, and circuit breaker metering. As any seasoned data center manager will tell you, inlet, outlet, and circuit breaker metering is critical to avoiding downtime, effectively utilizing power resources, and reducing data center costs year over year.
Posted on May 6, 2019 by Gento
Did you know that data centers consume approximately 1.8 percent of the total United States' electricity consumption? This unprecedented energy usage is expected to increase year over year as the amount of data consumed on an annual basis rises at unparalleled rates. The inherent challenge of rising energy and data consumption levels lies in environmental monitoring. In fact, when IT equipment isn't operated in the right environment (including within the designated temperature safe zone) it can lead to disastrous results.
Posted on April 25, 2019 by Gento
Load balancing can be a tricky and confusing procedure to understand. As its name suggests, load balancing focuses on evenly distributing current draw throughout the entire rack. The goal is to achieve perfect balance so that more total current can be supplied to each branch circuit.