Why Should Data Center Utilize Intelligent PDUs?
Increased uptime. IT administrators can monitor power at the device level or PDU level with user-defined thresholds and be alerted on potential issues before they occur, keeping mission-critical systems running at peak performance.
Capacity planning: Be aware of your power consumption down to the device level, baseline utilization to predict equipment failure, identify stranded capacity to accurately plan floor expansions, and better negotiate your colocation/facilities SLAs.
Reduce costs and power consumption. Utilizing outlet level power monitoring together with trend analysis, iPDUs can monitor server performance and quickly reboot crashed systems without incurring the cost of site visits. IT Equipment not being used during off-hours can be powered down to conserve energy.
Green data center. Conserving energy by providing optimal control over AC, heat, and humidity will reduce carbon footprints. Environmental sensors attached to intelligent PDUs can help data center managers improve efficiency.
Real-time data collection. Intelligent PDUs collect real-time current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), and energy consumption (kWh). Intelligent PDUs work in conjunction with DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) solutions to provide reports that alert any unforeseen issues and help comprehend real-time power load, capacity, and trends at all levels of data center infrastructure.