Ready to manage your entire data center in one solution?

Start your test drive here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Free 30 Day Trial - With Your Own Data

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Take DCIM Monitoring for a Test Drive

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Take DCIM for a Spin

Request Your Free Online Demo Today

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Free Full Featured Download

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

See why marquee customers
are moving to the Sunbird
DCIM platform.

Start your test drive here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

See why marquee customers
are moving to the Sunbird
DCIM platform.

Start your test drive here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

DCIM Suite Bundle

 

See why marquee customers
are moving to the Sunbird
DCIM platform.

Request your demo here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Ready to join marquee customers moving to the Sunbird DCIM platform?

Request your quote here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Request Quote

 

Ready to manage your entire data center in one solution?

Start your test drive here

We’re committed to your privacy. Sunbird uses the information you provide us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

Switched PDU

Noun
|
Sounds like: "switched p-d-u"

A switched power distribution unit (PDU) is a type of intelligent rack PDU that allows for turning individual outlets or groups of outlets on the PDU on and off. With a switched PDU, devices can be power controlled remotely and in a specific order. It also allows for delayed power sequences so that there is no inrush of power, increasing the lifespan of the devices.

Switched PDUs are crucial in a remote deployment as they allow the user to restore services by rebooting servers without having to make a physical visit to the data center site. They can also help save energy and reduce costs by enabling the user to switch off devices that are not currently in use. In the event of a mains power supply failure, non-essential loads can be disconnected so UPS runtime is maximized.

Switched PDUs with outlet metering help users monitor levels of power usage and available capacity. Actual power consumption at the device level can easily be understood to allow for comparison of efficiencies, improved capacity planning, increased utilization of existing resources, and to allocate costs to specific customers or business units.

Switched PDU Monitoring with DCIM Software

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software is often used to enhance many of the features and capabilities available with switched and other intelligent PDUs in an integrated, single pane of glass interface. Data collected from intelligent PDUs is automatically turned into actionable information via business intelligence dashboards and visual analytics. Remote management and power actions, bulk firmware updates, cloning configurations, and restoring from backups can all be accomplished through the same UI.

Want to see how Sunbird’s world-leading DCIM software makes it easy for you to centrally monitor and manage all your switched PDUs? Get your free test drive now!

Related Links

Browse other terms alphabetically:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

WORD OF THE DAY:

Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
A software-defined data center (SDDC) is a facility in which all the infrastructure, such as networking, storage, and compute, is virtualized and delivered as a service.
Learn even more about this term