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.
Posted on August 27, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
The Dominion KX IV-101 is the ideal solution for lab and IT managers looking to increase remote management and control capabilities, while simultaneously retaining flexibility, agility, and security best practices. It is the perfect solution for labs, control rooms and demanding broadcast applications. The single-port device now features a unique "Virtual Power Button" that can be used by authorized users to remotely power on / off computers without turning to a switched PDU.
Posted on August 20, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
Data center managers are on a constant road of innovation. As they implement new solutions, and respond to increasing demands for power, they must consistently consider a wide range of electrical factors. Whether you are exploring the benefits of high-power rack PDUs with sensors, or just beginning to delve into best practice approaches to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers, the following electrical term definitions can help you to better understand the intricacies of rack PDUs.