As the data center evolved power and cooling concerns were afterthoughts to consolidation, but no longer. This symbiotic relationship needs to be part of the Data Center strategic initiative. In this whitepaper Raritan explores the trend of getting more of your data center with less - less space, less equipment through technologies such as blade servers. Key to this necessary evolution is a parallel change to cooling and power and how to get the most out of that key infrastructure to control cost, uptime and extended wear of equipment.
But how do you build in such sweeping efficiency? Better equipment is a start and in particular - Intelligent Power Distribution Units (PDUs) that are a primary point of monitoring and controlling the data center environment.
The author clearly explains the differences in PDUs from Basic to Intelligent and highlighting both pros and cons.
The conclusion is that although Intelligent PDUs are at the higher end of the cost spectrum they are “state-of-the-art,...remotely accessible, feature rich, offer real-time environmental data, standards-based management, integration with existing directory servers, enhanced security and rich customization.”
Read this whitepaper if you are considering data center moves such as consolidation or virtualization and the subsequent environmental changes that need to occur. Look to technology that will grow with your changes.