The intelligent rack power distribution unit (rack PDU) has revolutionized data centers. In years past, rack PDUs were often considered a simple commodity, little thought was given to the added value the rack PDU could provide until recently. Because most of the power delivered from the utility to the data center is consumed directly by the supporting devices, the rack PDU is now pivotal to a data center’s management.

Read this whitepaper to discover the concepts, considerations, and approaches in designing, selecting, and deploying an appropriately sized intelligent rack PDU for data center applications. Learn the fundamental ingredients for delivering reliable power to the rack and the factors and best practices contributing to a stable, efficient, and environmentally sound data center for today and the future.