Posted on November 14, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
As the need for power consumption per server has changed, so too have the outlet density and types of rack PDUs. In fact, in order to support the power-hungry IT equipment that seems to dominate data centers, rack PDUs have become increasingly more powerful. Today's data centers see densely packed racks, greater watts per square foot, and higher than every power consumption. Understanding rack PDUs outlet density and types is a vital to keeping data centers running properly, without overloading servers or creating costly outages.
Posted on October 15, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
Raritan’s new KVM app was developed to help customers easily install and configure the Dominion KX IV – 101. Thanks to the newly released KVM Mobile App, installations and configurations are now even easier to complete. This innovative tool not only increases efficiencies, but also helps customers more effectively control, secure, and manage multiple locations.
Posted on September 18, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
Data centers come in all shapes and sizes. They are built to securely store copious amounts of data. However, what many people don't know is that in order to hold all of the data, these centers must also consume a large amount of energy. In fact, some estimates show that data centers consume 1.8 percent of the total United States energy consumption every year. The large amount of energy that is consumed, as well as other factors, makes environmental monitoring a key component of data center management.
Posted on September 10, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
In layman's terms, a rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is a device that can be fitted with multiple outlets to effectively control and distribute electricity. The two main types of rack PDUs can be classified as either non-intelligent PDUs or intelligent PDUs. Creating the proper configuration for your data center will require you to first understand the key differences between these two types of rack PDUs.
Posted on August 28, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
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. Power monitoring and metering are the two key components that will help data centers succeed over the next decade.