A rack power distribution unit (PDU) is a device with multiple power outlets that provides electrical protection and distributes power to IT equipment within a rack. Rack PDUs can either be basic (also known as “dumb”) or intelligent, and there are multiple types of intelligent rack PDUs. There are four types of Power Distribution Units (PDUs); these are basic, metered (local amp meter), monitored (intelligent) and switched (intelligent). While they can all provide reliable power distribution to critical IT equipment within a rack or cabinet, the monitored and switched intelligent PDUs offer several smart features to help data center managers understand their power infrastructure. With data centers becoming more dynamic and complex, intelligent PDUs have become more prevalent allowing IT administrators to remotely monitor power, view energy management and power metrics amongst other features.
Karis has a comprehensive PDU offering. Please contact a sales representative to discuss any custom requirements.