Over the past few years, data center managers are focusing on operations costs, efficiency improvements and resource optimization. Beyond the actual cost to power the data center, they are considering the impact of current operations and future expansion. Since almost all data center power consumption comes from the devices plugged into rack PDUs or indirectly by the infrastructure supplying power and cooling to the rack, the once obscure rack PDUs have become visible on the data center management radar.
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