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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

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Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

Power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. The need to provide redundant power systems with high reliability and availability of compute resources is a major driving force for the increase in power utilization. Some data centers use just as much power for non-compute or “overhead energy” like cooling, lighting and power conversions, as they do to power servers. The ultimate goal is to reduce this “overhead energy” loss so that more power is dedicated to revenue-generating equipment, without jeopardizing reliability and availability of resources.

Cloud computing has had a big impact on data center power needs, and so too has virtualization. Increased virtualization and use of high-density devices require even more power.

In this whitepaper from Chatsworth, you’ll learn why it’s crucial to deploy a reliable and effective power distribution unit (PDU) at the cabinet level – the hottest place in the data center.

As a pioneer in Passive Cooling Solutions to promote “free cooling” in data centers, Chatsworth Products (CPI) brings an unmatched level of quality, expertise and efficiency to airflow management. CPI Passive Cooling was one of the first solutions to use comprehensive sealing strategies and a Vertical Exhaust Duct to maximize cooling efficiencies at the cabinet level.

Download this whitepaper today to learn about the powerful CPI eConnect PDUs. When you’re working with next-generation data center platforms it’s critical to work with advanced power control technologies capable of supporting advanced needs. The CPI eConnect for example, currently has the highest ambient operating temperature rating of any PDU in the market.

Data center convergence continues to happen as high-density, high efficiency systems continue to support advanced functionalities around cloud and data control. Organizations will look to their data center platform to help their business model outpace the competition.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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