Power distribution units (PDUs) play an essential role in delivering power safely and at appropriate voltages to servers and other network resources. A particular class of power distribution units known as rack Switched PDUs, however, is capable of performing additional functions that can help data center managers improve the efficiency and reliability of their IT infrastructure. This paper provides a brief introduction to rack Switched PDUs and describes two
underappreciated yet powerful ways to take advantage of their advanced functionality.
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