The power management product range for power distribution in the data centre is based on the consistent implementation of plug-&-play expansion – with no need to interrupt current operations. Down-times are avoided and future operating costs are lowered.
WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN YOUR DATA CENTER
Turn off idle IT equipment. Virtualize servers and storage. Consolidate servers, storage, and data centres. Use IT equipment with high-efficiency power supplies. Use high-efficiency UPS's. Adopt best practices for cooling. Conduct an energy audit of your data centre. Prioritize actions to reduce energy consumption.
PDU (POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS)
A power distribution unit (PDU) provides steady, uninterruptible power to multiple servers in a rack environment. The rackmount PDUs are designed to be installed in a vertical (0U) or horizontal (1U or more) server rack position. This device is essentially an industrial-grade power strip.
The main purpose of a PDU is to supply AC power to multiple IT equipment pieces within the rack system. Distribute power simply with a basic power strip with no internal intelligence or boost it up with a more advanced model including outlet level power monitoring to remotely monitor, control, and report the status of every outlet within the unit.
Offered in many sizes, colours, and configurations, rack PDUs can be customized to meet the demands involving: voltage, current, number and type of connections, remote access, and monitoring functionality. Rack mountable PDUs are available in these five main conventional designs, with an additional subset for even more precise control.
ATS (AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH)
Automatic Transfer Switches are critical components of any emergency or standby power system needing to maintain up-time. These switches automatically sense power loss and seamlessly switch to a back-up circuit. An ATS can provide fast (load transfers within 8 to 15 ms) and reliable load transfers from one power source to another.
These type of switches are reliable, compact rack units for transferring essential loads and electrical distribution systems. The ideal environments include cloud computing infrastructures and data center racks filled with one-power-supply devices and adds an additional piece of automation in an increasingly automated data center.
It is a great challenge to perform a shutdown and rack level & it is time consuming for maintenance and upgrading.