Rack-mount power distribution units (PDUs) and power strips are a well-established solution for distributing power into Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) equipment racks. If you are responsible for selecting or advising selection of these critical components, be sure to review the impact of phase, level of redundancy, functionality on monitoring and reporting capabilities and the ability to integrate other rack-level monitoring hardware through the PDU in your overall consideration.
By reading this white paper, you'll also learn:
• How to select a rack-mount PDU or power strip
• The impact of optional surge protection and breakers
• The benefits of remote monitoring and the integration with data center infrastructure management software (DCIM)
• How PDU functionality can enhance security at the cabinet level