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 power in the rack. The ability to deliver this power in the most efficient way while conserving rack space is accomplished by a Power Distribution Unit (PDU).

PDU3MV6H50A PDU is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute electric power to computers or networking equipment within a rack. For example, a blade server installation consisting of four 7U blade server frames in a 42U rack would require sixteen 20A power supplies! PDUs solve this problem by taking the power supplied to the rack and distributing it via multiple outlets to the rack’s servers and networking equipment.

With seven types of PDUs from which to choose, it can be a challenge to determine which PDU is best for your rack power design. I’ll overview the types and benefits of each PDU in this post to simplify the selection process.

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How to Connect a Tablet to an External Monitor, Flat-Screen TV or Projector

A tablet is an incredibly useful device that can boost your productivity, keep you in touch with family and friends or entertain you with movies and games. Although tablets are not a complete replacement for a laptop (yet), they can do more with a little help.

Wouldn’t it be nice to view video on a larger screen, like an external monitor or a flat-screen TV? Or even send video to a projector? Well, you can do all of these things by using the video port on your tablet. But to do so requires a little homework—chances are the video port on your tablet doesn’t match the video input on your monitor, TV or projector.

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Prevent Accidental Power Cord Disconnections and Downtime

Did you know that 70% of data center downtime is caused by human error?* Color-coded power cord plugs and plug inserts take the guesswork out of your data center and ensure that staff always know the priority of power connections. [Read more…]

What is a Public Safety DAS System?

The global public safety in-building wireless DAS market is estimated to grow from $404.2 million in 2016 to $1,740.1 million by 2021.

What Is It?
A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a network of antennae that communicate with a central hub to distribute signals over an area or building, such as stadiums, hospitals, campuses and airports. A DAS extends coverage across multiple antennae to provide coverage in all areas of a building, where signals could normally be degraded or dropped.  In public safety applications, the central communication hub requires uninterrupted power to ensure emergency responders can communicate over the network. [Read more…]

E-Rate: How School Districts Can Benefit

Did you know funding opportunities are available for school districts seeking to bridge the technology gap and meet the needs of digital learning in the 21st century? Also known as E-Rate, it is one of the nation’s largest programs supporting technology development in education today. [Read more…]