How to track power in the data center
by RJ Tee
It’s easy to think of intelligent PDUs within large populations as separate entities, each with its own needs such as operating system updates, patches and configuration details. Perhaps the smarter approach is to consider them as a single system. That’s the argument we’ve made in the recent whitepaper, “Power Distribution as a System within the High-Density Data Center.” When you shift your thinking to the single system approach, you aren’t completely neglecting the individual unit. You’re still retaining access to the features of the individual components including accurate power consumption reporting, remote access to metrics and secured means of switching power at device level. But you’re also gaining a complete intelligent energy monitoring system that’s easy to configure while providing versatile reporting along with capacity planning and seamless integration.