Maximize Wall-Mount Rack Space with PDU/Ethernet Switch Combos

Wall-mounted racks are often used to organize and secure IT equipment at the edge of a company network, for example, in branch offices, classrooms, retail spaces and other remote locations. In recent years, the growth in cloud computing, powerful mobile devices, and the use of video for digital signage and security have required branch locations to access corporate resources and perform mission-critical functions previously available only at a headquarters location. [Continue reading]

The Challenges of Charging Multiple Mobile Devices


If you have multiple mobile devices such as laptops, iPad® and Android™ tablets, smartphones and MP3 players to charge simultaneously, it can be a challenge to find an available USB charging port for all of them. Even if you did, it would be a very … [Continue reading]

Preparing for 40G / 100G Networks with High-Density Fiber Patch Panels


The migration to 40G/100G networks will drive a number of changes within the data center and pave the way for the ever-increasing bandwidth needs of cloud computing, web services and virtualized applications, among others. At the top of the list of … [Continue reading]

How Do You Choose Between the Different Types of PDUs?


Growing demand for computing power and constraints on physical space have led to even more densely packed rack enclosures. As the number of rack-mounted servers, blade servers, network switches and routers has increased, so has the need for more … [Continue reading]

Bypass Systems Ensure Uptime During UPS Maintenance Calls


You've just purchased a UPS service contract and are now breathing a sigh of relief that if your UPS goes down, you're covered for even a catastrophic failure. Well, you may want to take another look at the fine print of the contract again to see … [Continue reading]