Intelligent power distribution units have clear advantages in the data center. However, if not properly configured, these benefits will come at a cost to your networking infrastructure. In recent years, top-tier PDU manufacturers have implemented designs that can drastically reduce TCO while still supplying the core benefits associated with smart power.

How to implement data center infrastructure management that will generate a return on investment (ROI). 

​It starts with a plan: Identify your organization's reasons for deploying DCIM, define a process for pre-purchase research and designate personnel to track KPIs and champion the solution once implemented. To aid in this endeavor, we've created a DCIM implementation ROI checklist as a guide for pre-implementation planning

Reimagining Rack PDUs through Modular Design [Infographic]

The modular rack PDU is a lean, mean modular machine. The costliest components don’t need to be swapped out for the duration of its lifecycle. As your facility changes, different types of power and environmental monitoring IMDs can be added and removed. Not to mention, intelligent PDUs can be deployed into an existing series of daisy-chained power strips with relative ease.

Enhanced collaboration, scalability and the low costs of IT infrastructure maintenance have proven godsends for organizations switching to cloud deployments. It’s not surprising, then, that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure equipment increased significantly (21 percent) in 2015.

Maintaining allowable temperatures accounts for 40 percent of all the energy used in a data center.

Data center operators must therefore take every measure to ensure that cooling and airflow within a facility is optimized. A good starting point is understanding the difference between active and passive systems, and knowing which is right for your facility.

Data center power distribution can feel like the New York City subway. So many different lines. What goes where? Getting on the wrong train might get you lost, but improper wire placement leads to unbalanced loads and possibly even surges that can cause costly outages or damage equipment.

At best, unplanned data center downtime is extremely inconvenient. At worst, it is the end of your business. Either way, IT downtime has never been costlier ($8,900 per minute on average). And ironically, the top source of those disruptions is failing uninterruptible power supplies. Take these UPS best practices to heart, and avoid being part of that statistic:

Top-of-Rack (ToR) network switches very rarely fail but are prone to causing downtime when they do - one failed switch can take an entire rack offline. While affordability and small footprint make ToR switches ideal for most modern data centers, their low total cost of ownership is at risk of being offset by the high cost of downtime. Maximize the value of your switches by maintaining them with the following factors in mind.

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