I must confess that I never set out to be a power distribution unit expert. When I went to school, I studied Computer Science and thought that I'd get a nice job programming and that would be that. Well, at least part of that plan worked out!
My first job was working for Boeing on their F/A-18 fighter jet program. I spent my days programming fighter jet software in assembly language and I loved it. The U.S. government decided to save some money and went looking for other countries to sell this plane to. This put me into an unfamiliar role: I started to meet with foreign military officials and I ended up having to design and implement data centers all around the world.
Time moved on and so did I. I found myself working for Siemens, the big German telecommunications company. They were making phone switches and selling them to the seven U.S. phone companies. The problem was that the switches were too complicated. Customers couldn't tell the difference between one complicated phone switch from another complicated phone switch. Once again I found myself working with customers to create solutions that would allow them to add complicated equipment to their network while still being able to remotely monitor and control it.
I've spent over 25 years working as a data center product manager for both big companies and startups. This has given me an opportunity to create many, many PDU solutions for customers.
I now live in Tampa Florida where I spend my time managing my consulting business, Blue Elephant Consulting, teaching college courses at the University of South Florida, and traveling to work with companies like yours to share the knowledge that I have about how to create power distribution unit solutions that work with modern data centers.
I'm always available to answer questions and I can be reached at:
Dr. Jim Anderson
Blue Elephant Consulting
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