What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.

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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...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Choosing a PDU, Selecting a PDU, Types of PDUs, PDU Selection

7 Solutions for Powering, Protecting and Controlling Your Video Surveillance System

Video surveillance is big business. A March 2017 report published by MarketsandMarkets, an international market research firm that serves 1,700 Fortune organizations worldwide, values the video...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Cables & Connectivity, Server Racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), KVM Switch, KVM Switches, Video Surveillance, Security, Video Camera

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...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Cables & Connectivity, Server Racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Government, E-Rate, Erate

What’s the Difference Between Basic and Smart PDUs?

A rack power distribution unit (PDU) is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute power to networking equipment within a rack, including servers, storage devices and other...

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Tags: PDU, Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Basic, Intelligent PDU, Smart

How Load Ramping Protects Data Center Power Systems from Inrush Overloads

Load ramping is an advanced feature of switched power distribution units (PDUs) and is used to protect data center power systems from inrush-related overloads by customizing the turn-on sequence...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Load Ramping

How to Use PDUs to Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency in the data center used to be an afterthought, if it was on the radar at all. But increased processing needs and increasingly power-hungry equipment have made the power...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Data Center Energy Efficiency

Getting it Right. 8 Things Data Center Pros Consider When Buying a PDU.

If you’re looking to buy a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for your rack installation and need help deciding exactly what you need, here’s a few tips to consider:

1. PDUs address a broad range of...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Choose the Right PDU, Top 8 PDU Considerations

Why Monitor Power Consumption in a Server Rack?

If rack power consumption could be easily estimated and remained constant, there would be no need for on-going monitoring. However, server workload and rack configuration changes cause power...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Power Management, Monitored PDU, Power Monitoring, Server Room Power

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