Intelligent PDUs

Intelligent rack PDUs, sometimes referred to as network PDUs or an IP power strip, distribute power to IT hardware housed in equipment racks, with a variety of different power configurations, receptacle types, and capacities, while providing monitoring capabilities.  These intelligent PDUs collect rack power quality data right at the power strip.

Benefits of a Network PDU

  • Can help control cost and improve the operational efficiency of the power distribution system
  • Support environmental sustainability initiatives and lower PUE
  • Provide improved control of the operation at the rack level
  • Can support increased data center uptime
  • Allow for greater capacity planning and utilization of the electrical system
Intelligent Rack PDUs combine power distribution, power control, and data collection within a single unit. They supply more power to more devices while providing key information.

Across the spectrum of manufacturers, an intelligent PDU will have the following two important features:

1) It will provide feedback about the operation of the unit: these rack power strips provide metering of the input and output power at the unit. The power data is typically displayed at the unit and at a central device via network connections. Some units provide this connection via ethernet, others opt for wireless network or Bluetooth connections. Most manufacturers provide software to manage their units, as well as integration into DCIM software packages.

2) It will provide remote control of the operation of the unit: sometimes referred to as a ‘switched’ PDU, these units also provide features that allow you to turn power on and off to individual receptacles at the unit. This control feature is enabled through a network connection to each individual power distribution unit as described above. The network connection allows the data center manager to enable or disable outlets from a remote location, either within the facility or at another location.

When considering the short feature set and the numerous benefits, choosing Switched or Smart PDU is, well, an intelligent decision about data center power.

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The goal of our product line and the design of our manufacturing process is to allow our customers the ability to find exactly the right set of power distribution features for their application: from horizontal to vertical, 120V to 415V, low density to high, and from managed/intelligent to not.

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Intelligent PDUs combine power distribution, power control, and data collection within a single unit. They supply more power to more devices while providing key information through PDU networking.

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