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What is a PDU vs. a Power Strip?

Posted by Erik Stabile on Mar 6, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Editor's Note: Originally posted Aug 5, 2016 - Updated March 6, 2018

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Topics: Power Distribution Unit, power strip, Alternating phase, rack PDU, powerstrip, rack mount power strip

Using a consumer power strip in your server rack? It's time to upgrade.

Posted by Erik Stabile on Nov 29, 2016 9:09:21 AM

Recently, a customer wondered about the real difference between high-quality power distribution units (PDUs) for the data center, and standard 120V power outlets (like the kind you would find in Home Depot). Why spend the extra money? They both supply power directly to the cabinet, right?

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Topics: powerstrip

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