When it comes to data center power, managing power capacity, reducing downtime and improving energy efficiency is key. Server Technology (News - Alert) is a provider of the highest quality rackmount power distribution and monitoring solutions, manufactured to meet the highest quality standards and 100 percent performance tested for reliability and accuracy.
Today, Server Technology introduced the PDU Power Pivot, a patent-pending new data center PDU feature with a 90-degree rotatable power cord, making it the ultimate PDU for multiple racks and multiple facilities.
A power distribution unit is a form of equipment that is used to manage the allocation and distribution of power to multiple recipients. Rackmount or cabinet PDUs control and distribute power to servers and other equipment in the rack in the data center. Using this type of device helps to ensure that all essential equipment receives a sufficient supply of power even if the main power source is temporarily not available.
“This is a huge leap forward in data center PDU innovation,” said Brandon Ewing, president of Server Technology, in a statement. “The PDU Power Pivot feature is a game changer for the data center industry. The flexibility that this innovation brings to the PDU market is remarkable – for installation and mounting options and for multiple racks and multiple facilities. We see data centers standardizing on the PDU Power Pivot feature going forward simply because of the flexibility and cost savings. This is a PDU that can adapt as a company grows or changes its data center.”
The company made the announcement at the BICSI (News - Alert) winter conference, a conference set to expand attendee’s technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors essential to the future of businesses. Server Technology is exhibiting in booth #700 at the event this week.
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The PDU Power Pivot offers flexibility for any data center rack or facility. It is unique in that instead of having a static power cord; it has a 90-degree rotatable cord that can be positioned in a variety of ways.
“Whether your data center has a raised floor or an overhead busway or any other way to bring power to the rack, the PDU Power Pivot can rotate for optimal configuration. Plus it can install easily to support racks from multiple vendors,” said Steve Hammond, product manager at Server Technology.
The PDU Power Pivot also has an LED screen with an auto-flip display that actually inverts depending on the position of the PDU. “The auto-flip display works just like your smartphone so the customer doesn’t have to tilt their head to read what’s on the PDU,” said Hammond. “When you combine the auto-flip display with the PDU Power Pivot, you really have a data center PDU that you can use anywhere.”
The PDU Power Pivot will be offered initially in four new products: three new 30-outlet PDUs in the basic, metered and smart PDU categories and one 24-outlet switched PDU, offering on, off and reboot capabilities.
Server Technology offers hundreds of different cabinet power distribution units, including its basic, metered, switched and smart PDUs, that offer capabilities such as branch circuit protection, input current monitoring, environmental monitoring, access, security and communications, expansion module and individual outlet control. To learn more, visit www.servertech.com.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo