In general, the choice between KVM and serial management has to do with the customer and how they want to manage the equipment and whether the device to be managed has serial or KVM ports. If the equipment only has a serial port, like networking or telecom equipment, then you would use serial. For Linux
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Thermal Wheel aka Rotary Heat Exchanger
The sensible Thermal wheel also known as a rotary heat exchanger is made of corrugated aluminum, bisected by two parallel ducts. As the...
Hot & Cold Aisle Containment Benefits & Challenges with André
Hot Aisle & Cold Aisle Containment: Which one is best for us and our situation? The short answer is: Each location varies! Certain factors will dictate whether you isolate the hot aisle for the cold aisle. Hot Aisle A Hot Aisle Containment System (HACS) encloses the hot aisle, allowing the rest of the data center
Bling Your Cabinets
LED Bling for our Server Cabinets! Halloween and Christmas are always my favorite times of year, as it means a couple things to me: lights and more lights. Let’s face it, when I walk into a data center with rows of blinking lights, something youthful kicks-ins followed with a “Coooool” response. Facebook, Google, Savvis as
Top 3 Reasons for DCIM
Let’s start with the basic focus of DCIM: actively planning, managing, and optimizing your data center. Traditionally, there has been a gap between IT and facility teams. With the goal of providing cross-domain visibility, DCIM connects these two perspectives with a holistic way to view in-depth at the infrastructure. To list a few key elements:
Heavy Metal Thunder!
Recently, I had an IT manager ask me about sound suppression in the data center installation. What could he do that would help with data center noise reduction? Every Data Center has noise, but excessive noise can not only be stressful, it can affect concentration and produce additional work fatigue. Data Center rooms register typically in
Directional or Standard Airflow Panels
Directional or Standard Airflow Panels…both have their place. Directional, as well as standard airflow panels come in many varieties to satisfy all your data center cooling needs. These cost-effective and energy-efficient airflow panels offer compelling returns on investment and lower operating costs in both new build and retrofit Data Centers and labs. However, there are
The Value of a UPS Power Technology
Understanding the latest power technologies, Power System Modules (PSM), Power Distribution Rack (PDR) and Power Distribution Module (PDM) for power management between IT racks, and single-phase vs. three-phase power, is key for energy efficient Data Centers.