Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by VOICES OF INDUSTRY.

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 11.41.07 AMIn this week’s Voices of the Industry Luca Rozzoni, Senior Product Manager for Europe – Chatsworth Products explains the importance of the three phase PDU for hyper scale data centers.

Today’s data centers are seeing a fast growth in power consumption, driven by server machines that are constantly undergoing consolidation and virtualization. This trend started a few years ago and is set to stay for much longer. A large contributor to this trend is the Internet of Things (IoT), which is pushing IT boundaries even further than was ever imagined. The IoT is creating a strong demand for more computing and storage capabilities.

Looking back a few years ago, it was possible to fit 10 of the most power-hungry servers into a single IT rack and reach a maximum power load of no more than 4 to 5kW. Today, it is fairly common to see a few blade servers or datacentre level networking switches within a cabinet, or a 50-plus server machines in the same rack (with some modern server blades allowing twice that capacity), consuming upwards of 20kW per rack. That is serious power capacity!

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