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Troy Wyborny

Troy has a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University. He has almost 10 years experience in sales and account management including domestic and international channel sales management for IT and medical device companies.

Recent Posts

Unique twist on Packet Power product training

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Troy Wyborny

It's hard to get people's attention for product training. A Packet Power customer decided to take a different approach that resulted in enthusiastic team engagement. It involved a Packet Power power module, environmental monitor and Ethernet Gateway along with an espresso machine and two light bulbs.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, product training

Monitoring insights deliver energy savings

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

Thanks to data from Packet Power solutions, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is finding "solid opportunities to improve energy efficiency."

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Topics: Packet Power, energy efficiency in data centers, server room energy efficiency, CEE

Creative monitoring:  How to know -30°F is no problem

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

The Midwest region of the United States experiences a wide temperature range from -30°F (-34°C) in the winter to over 110°F (45°C) in the summer. Well-functioning heating and cooling systems are critical in this environment.

Like many efficient data center operators, Data Realty, a co-location company based in the heart of the Midwest, leverages outside air during the colder seasons. But what about when it is really cold? They came up with a clever use for a Packet Power product to help ensure freezing temperatures didn't negatively impact their business.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, power monitoring, customer applications

Join Packet Power at Mission Critical Facilities & Technology Conference in Ohio

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

I'd love to learn about your monitoring needs if you're planning to be in Cleveland, OH at the E Technologies event. 

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Packet Power partners with Data Power Technology

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

Packet Power works with a global network of partners to help best match our products to our customers' needs. We recently added Data Power Technology to our partner lineup.

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Topics: Packet Power

Multi-company study on server room energy efficiency uses Packet Power to drive insights

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

Energy is one of the highest costs in data centers -- even the small ones. Server rooms and data closets (known as "small embedded data centers") are one of the fastest growing end users of electrical energy in commercial buildings in the United States. And as much as one third of their energy usage is unnecessary, representing a significant cost savings opportunity.

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Topics: data center monitoring, environmental monitoring, power monitoring, server room energy efficiency

Who knew end feed monitoring could be so easy?

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Troy Wyborny

Do you have existing busways with no end feed visibility? Would you like to ensure you are making the most of your available power but can't take the busway offline to add monitoring? Packet Power lets you easily and safely add power monitoring to existing busway end feeds and tap-offs without interruption to critical loads. And our wireless solution installs in three easy steps.

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Topics: power monitoring, End feed monitoring, data center retrofit

What do you need to know to manage your data center more effectively?

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 by Troy Wyborny

You probably need to know which circuits could handle more power and which are at risk of tripping. Are you also being asked to reduce cooling costs but aren't sure where you can safely increase ambient temperature? How confident are you in your documentation for meeting service level agreements? Is all this information instantly accessible?

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Topics: data center monitoring, EMX

Price power in your data center to propel profits

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Troy Wyborny

How you charge for power is one of the most important pricing decisions you make as a hosting company.  Whether you allocate costs based on energy used (kWh),  the maximum load your facility must provide (peak  kVA),  typical usage (average hourly W) or some other approach,  your choice will have a significant impact on both your selling strategy and your revenues. Packet Power’s EMX Energy Portal provides instant access to detailed power usage information helping dozens of colo companies like yours effectively bill customers.

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Topics: data center monitoring, cost allocation

Small Embedded Data Center Monitoring Project Using Packet Power

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 by Troy Wyborny

The Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment and their project partners—Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) and MnTAP—received CARD (Conservation Applied Research and Development) funding in order to pilot a program which addresses energy consumption and improving efficiency of small embedded data centers.

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