Alpine Power Systems provides dependable and efficient rack-based data center power distribution units (PDUs), designed to provide basic power distribution, remote monitoring and control at the receptacle level in data center rack environments. Alpine offers a series of configurable devices and will travel on-site to determine the specific needs of your data systems. Demand for more computing power in less space means rack cabinets are more densely packed than ever making cooling systems and rack PDU systems to be critical along with data center backup power.
A network PDU unit distributes power supplied to the rack through several outlets to the rack cabinet's servers and networking equipment. Single-phase and 3-phase PDU selections are available with vertical (0U) and horizontal (1U, 2U rack PDU) form factors. Single phase power is mostly used in residential and smaller commercial buildings. Larger commercial and industrial facilities generally have 3-phase service. Alpine offers many types of rackmount power distribution units including basic, metered, monitored, switched, automatic transfer switching, and hot swap. A Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute electric power to computers or networking equipment within a rack. Growing demand for computing power and constraints on physical space have led to even more densely packed rack enclosures. And as the number of rack-mounted servers, blade servers, network switches and routers has increased, so has the need for power in the rack. PDUs come in a assortment of styles that provide everything from basic power distribution to heightened power management and maintenance options. PDUs can be mounted horizontally or vertically inside or outside the rack enclosure. The voltage used to power servers and networking equipment is typically 120V or 208/240V; Europe and Asia typically provide 230V power. Select a PDU with additional outlets than the number you require to guarantee room for future rack growth. We can even manage a full data center installation for you with our turn-key data center solutions.