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US DOD Joint Interoperability Test Command Taps Data Center Power Distribution Company Server Technology
Securing a new customer is always a celebratory feat, but when that customer is the US Department of Defense, the delight is perhaps even greater.
Today, data center power distribution company Server Technology (News - Alert) announced it has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to provide data center power distribution units (PDUs) and power monitoring and management software for JITC’s Washington Operations Division lab testing facilities in Indian Head, Md.
“We’re very pleased that JITC has chosen our data center power distribution and management software products for the DOD’s lab testing facilities,” said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology. “JITC needed solid power distribution and control, along with the granular energy usage information needed to bill their internal customers for all of the costs associated with running their tests over extended periods of time. It certainly speaks well to our strengths. The Sentry family of hardware and software products is known for their reliability, performance under a wide range of stressed conditions and sheer accuracy of our PDU power monitoring. That’s what we do.”
JITC, an independent evaluator of information systems deployed within the DOD, performs interoperability testing of network devices that will be connected to the Global Information (News - Alert) Grid. Thanks to Server Technology’s power monitoring and management solution Sentry Power Manager (SPM), power usage information will be recorded on all JITC-tested products from the Server Technology PDUs so that JITC can use that data to chargeback power expense to the individual companies that are having their products tested.
Server Technology’s Sentry family is considered the benchmark for reliability and accuracy in the data center, according to company officials. Recently, the company proved just how accurate its PDUs are by achieving the recognized standard for power measurement, ANSI C12.1-2008. Server Technology contracted Underwriters Laboratories (News - Alert) (UL) to conduct tests which confirmed that the measurement capabilities contained within Server Technology’s intelligent PDUs are
+/-1 percent billable grade accuracy for data center applications, as verified by UL.
With this latest DOD announcement, Server Technology becomes the first power distribution company to provide intelligent PDU solutions to the US Department of Defense JITC. Server Technology has been providing reliable data center power distribution units across all industries since 1984.
JITC’s testing process is used to test various types of IT equipment which is intended to be connected to the DOD infrastructure and ensures secure operation and other unique functionalities required for national security.
In other company news, Server was recently named to CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 list for its intelligent cabinet PDUs. Server Technology’s intelligent cabinet PDUs are known for being the “standard-bearer of the industry with unmatched quality, reliability and performance.” The company holds the largest number of patents in that industry.
CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 list recognizes top 100 companies that develop data center power products and solutions designed to improve energy efficiency and ROI, while reducing downtime and operational costs.
Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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