Global Data Center Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018-2025

Published - Sep 2018 | Category - Energy and Power | No. of Pages - 150 | Published By - ARC


Power distribution unit (PDU) also known as mains distribution unit (MDU) is a device fitted with multiple outputs designed to distribute electric power, especially to racks of computers and networking equipment located within a data centre. Data centres face challenges in power protection and management solutions. Newer generation PDUs allow for IP consolidation, which means many PDUs can be linked in an array under a single IP address. Next-generation models also offer integration with electronic locks, providing the ability to network and manage PDUs and locks through the same appliance.

Market Drivers

The Global Data Centre Rack Power Distribution Unit (PDU) Market is facing challenging demands like supplying additional computing power using less energy in a smaller space, while staying within budget constraints and maintaining mission-critical reliability. The stakes are high and challenges are manifold in this market. Power distribution unit vary from simple and inexpensive rack-mounted power strips to larger floor-mounted PDUs with multiple functions including power filtering to improve power quality, intelligent load balancing, and remote monitoring and control by LAN or SNMP.


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