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Organize Your Data Center, Manage Power Efficiently with Color PDUs from Server Technology
Server Technology (News - Alert), a provider of data center power management and monitoring solutions, sets out to offer its customers products that make their lives easier. This includes responding to their requests, listening to their feedback and considering their suggestions to develop solutions that improve customers’ jobs and data center performance.
So far this year, Server Tech has lived up to this reputation with the introduction of its color-coded, alternating phase power technology, its 48-outlet product family, high-temp power distribution units (PDUs) and updates to its rack-level data center power management software system, Sentry Power Manager, and it’s not stopping there.
Server Technology is rolling out color-coded PDUs to help customers stay organized and manage their power efficiently in the data center. The new selection of color PDUs is designed to help users separate, locate and identify their data center power distribution pathways quickly and easily. It offers five colors – blue, green, white, red and black -- for any unit and is no extra charge from a regular Server Technology PDU.
We recently caught up with Robert Faulkner, product manager at Server Technology, to talk about exactly why customers want these color PDUs.
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“The main driving factor from the customer is that they need to be able to easily identify which power source the power strip is coming from and which power source to plug their devices into,” Faulkner said. “It’s always been a big request and we have come up with what we think is the right solution for flexibility and speed.”
The color PDUs are available across the board for all of Server Technology’s PDU families, and there is no extra cost or delivery time when ordering this option.
When selecting a color, users get a color plate label, a color interface panel, a color band on the power cord and a color dot to put on the equipment that is associated with the PDU.
“When they’re at the cabinet, they can identify it when they’re plugging something in and anytime someone is troubleshooting. It’s enough identification to provide for the main goal without doubling or tripling the number of products we have on the shelf,” Faulkner said.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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