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Server Technology Sheds Light on Two New Members of its Data Center Power Units Family
While some companies might be getting ready to enjoy Summer Fridays and reduced workloads, over in Reno, Nev., data center power distribution company Server Technology (News - Alert) is charging forward at full steam, evidenced by the company’s two new product releases last week.
Touted as having more outlets in a smaller form factor, the two new products illustrate Server Technology’s continued commitment to maintaining a competitive edge while simultaneously addressing market needs.
“These products incorporate many design goals requested by customers,” Steve Hammond, Server Technology product manager, told TMCnet. “Physically these CDUs are shorter length than our traditional products while maintaining the same 2-1/4” (57mm) depth of our fused products. Both products have locking receptacles and a middle display.”
Server Technology’s two leading May products include the Metered C-30V2/E 24xC13 & 6xC19, a high-density metered power distribution unit, and the Smart CS-30V2/E 24xC13 and 6xC19 with PIPS, a smart cabinet power distribution unit (PDU).
The Metered C-30V2/E 24xC13 & 6xC19 is a Sentry Cabinet Power Distribution Unit (CDU), or an intelligent PDU with local LED input current monitoring, that allows network engineers to tap the cabinet PDU's True RMS Power Monitor to accurately measure the current (in amps) that network devices are drawing on the power circuit, according to company officials.
With this product in tow, as new equipment units are added to the power drop, managers in real time can observe its impact on the cumulative current draw, which results in engineers safely loading each circuit to its maximum allowable load capacity without the danger of overloading the power circuit.
Server Technology’s Smart CS-30V2/E 24xC13 and 6xC19 with PIPS is a Sentry PIPS CDU that couples the benefits of a Smart CDU with the ability to provide per infeed includes current, voltage, power, apparent power, crest factor, reactance, power factor and accumulated energy.
This Smart cabinet PDU delivers reliable power distribution, local power monitoring via LEDs, power monitoring via IP and environmental (temperature & humidity) monitoring via IP, according to company officials. The cabinet PDU meets new UL 60950-1 Branch Circuit Protection requirements.
“Customers who are looking for more receptacles than our standard 24 will be pleasantly satisfied with these 30-outlet space saving models,” Brandon Siri, senior marketing representative for Server Technology, told TMCnet. “Data center managers are going to be able to pack more devices into their racks by using these cabinet PDUs.”
“They both also have our next generation locking receptacles,” he added. “When paired with Server Technology’s locking power cords, data center managers will have peace of mind knowing that their servers will stay safely plugged into the cabinet PDU. The middle input display also makes the product versatile in that it can be used with overhead power or under the floor power by simply flipping the cabinet PDU within the rack.”
May has been a busy month for the data center power distribution provider as not only did Server Technology unveil two new products, but the company also announced its plans to head overseas to Europe to lead an IT infrastructure energy efficiency workshop series entitled “Understanding DCIM: When is your Data Centre ready for DCIM.”
The series kicks off in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Regus Sloterdijk Station and then the companies head to London, England on June 28 for a session that runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and takes place at Regus City Point.
Joining nlyte Software and RF Code, the data center power distribution company will lead workshops designed to give attendees a better understanding of the current state of Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and to help them determine how best to evaluate and choose a DCIM solution.
For more on the series, click here.
Edited by Braden Becker
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