Almost every Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) equipment rack used to store compute, storage or network equipment requires a rack-mount Power Distribution Unit (PDU) or power strip to distribute power to equipment. But, if you are unfamiliar with electrical power distribution systems or even the differences in industry jargon, selecting a PDU or power strip can be challenging. To understand the benefits of utilizing these technologies, you also must understand the features and capabilities of each, and how they will help you achieve your power distribution and efficiency goals.
This white paper, by Chatsworth Products (CPI), presents an overview of the basics of selecting PDUs and power strips, and includes:
- Critical decisions to consider before selecting a PDU or power strip
- Key questions to ask about the site, rack and equipment to help simplify the selection process
- Additional resources that will help you select the right PDU or power strip for your application