Somerset, N.J. Raritan Inc. has introduced metered power distribution units (PDUs) for managing power in data center racks. The PM series of Ethernet metered rack PDUs monitor the power load on the PDU in real time, and provide advanced warning to protect against potential circuit overloads that can affect IT equipment and interrupt service.
PDU-level power information is displayed at the rack on the PDU's LED, and remotely through a Web browser GUI or command line interface. The metering capabilities are also helpful for balancing electrical loads between circuits and in planning server build outs, said Raritan.
The PM series comes in ZeroU and 2U form factors and with a wide variety of NEMA and IEC plugs and receptacles. Several three-phase models are available. Certifications include UL and cUL Listed 60950 and RoHS.
Pricing: List prices start at $575.
Availability: Currently available in North America.
Product information: PDUs