How to Choose IT Rack Power Distribution

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    SPD_VAVR-9G4N7C_EN

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    English

  • Date

    24/03/2015

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    SPD_VAVR-9G4N7C_EN

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    English

  • Date

    24/03/2015

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    V0

Description:

One of the challenges associated with rack power distribution units (PDU) has been determining which to choose among the wide array of offerings. In most cases, there are so many to choose from (100-700 models) that vendors must provide product selectors in order to narrow down the choices. Others challenges include maintaining system availability and supporting higher density equipment. Once a rack PDU is selected, IT administrators wonder if it will support the next generation of IT equipment, in terms of power capacity, electrical plug type(s), and plug quantity. Trends such as virtualization, converged infrastructure, and high efficiency add to the need for a comprehensive strategy for selecting rack PDUs. This paper discusses the criteria for selecting IT rack power distribution and the practical decisions required to reduce downtime.

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NetShelter Switched Rack PDUs, NetShelter Power Cords, NetShelter Metered Rack PDUs, Rack-mount Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), NetShelter Basic Rack PDUs, ...View more NetShelter Switched Rack PDUs, NetShelter Power Cords, NetShelter Metered Rack PDUs, Rack-mount Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), NetShelter Basic Rack PDUs, NetShelter Metered-by-Outlet Rack PDUs ...View less

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Description:

One of the challenges associated with rack power distribution units (PDU) has been determining which to choose among the wide array of offerings. In most cases, there are so many to choose from (100-700 models) that vendors must provide product selectors in order to narrow down the choices. Others challenges include maintaining system availability and supporting higher density equipment. Once a rack PDU is selected, IT administrators wonder if it will support the next generation of IT equipment, in terms of power capacity, electrical plug type(s), and plug quantity. Trends such as virtualization, converged infrastructure, and high efficiency add to the need for a comprehensive strategy for selecting rack PDUs. This paper discusses the criteria for selecting IT rack power distribution and the practical decisions required to reduce downtime.

Product Ranges:

NetShelter Switched Rack PDUs, NetShelter Power Cords, NetShelter Metered Rack PDUs, Rack-mount Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), NetShelter Basic Rack PDUs, NetShelter Metered-by-Outlet Rack PDUs

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