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How Do You Choose Between the Different Types of PDUs?

A PDU is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute electric power to computers or networking equipment within a rack.  Growing demand for computing power and constraints on physical space have led to even more densely packed rack enclosures. As the number of rack-mounted servers, blade servers, network switches and routers has increased, so has the need for more power in the rack. The ability to deliver this power in the most efficient way while conserving rack space is accomplished by a Power Distribution Unit (PDU). At first glance choosing a PDU may seem simple but there is a growing list of different types of PDU's and often quite a difference in prices depending on which one you choose. Click here for a recent article from Tripplite that explains each type to help you pick the one you need.