Brisk Worldwide understands the necessity for data storage is growing by the day. As the need for larger loads and greater capacity increase so does the need for efficient and economic power distribution. The Vertiv Geist family of Rack PDUs allows your space the flexibility of growth and the ability to stay ahead of the game.
From basic Rack PDUs that offer reliable, space-saving and cost-effective power distribution at the rack to Intelligent rPDUs equipped with a network interface to monitoring, management and automated alerts, Vertiv Geist PDUs allow your data center to operate at peak performance and efficiency.
And recently, the newest member of the Vertiv Geist Power Distribution, UPDU, is offering businesses everywhere a more robust, versatile solution to meet their critical power needs.
Vertiv’s Geist Universal Power Distribution Unit
The newest member in the Vertiv Geist Power Distribution family is the UPDU. The UPDU offers even more flexibility than other PDUs in that it mates to any geographically specific Facility Side Cable (FSC). This universal application can be deployed in every rack, in every data center around the world to improve consistency and simplify inventory management.
The UPDU is available in available in models in 11kW and 22kW max power load capacities, both horizontal and vertical configurations with a variety of receptacle count, monitoring level and management options. Each location can select the FSC unique to their facility and the Vertiv Geist FSC is available in multiple global power configurations.
Features of Vertiv’s Geist UPDU
The Vertiv Geist UPDU offers more simplified monitoring and networking with the introduction of Vertiv Intellignece Director.
This software allows for quick deployments and a truly plug-and-play infrastructure. With the ability to daisy-chain up to 50 units, access data from all downstream rPDU and UPS devices from one master rPDU, aggregate data grouping devices by rack or row and the ability of all downstream devices to self-configure the Vertiv Intelligence Director is a perfect pairing to the robust UPDU.
How to Choose Your UPDU Model
Ready to Simplify Your Data Center Environment?
Vertiv Geist offers rapid deployment of all racks and PDU equipment. The process is as simple as selecting your rack and adding your Power Distribution Units, we deliver it all in one shipment. We offer a no-hassle installation process where everything is setup before shipment. Taking the burden off for you and getting your data center space online quickly and correctly. All of our equipment is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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From the benefit of chain agility to global data center operation, improved power efficiency with input and outlet level power monitoring and decreased inventory management costs, the Vertiv Geist UPDU can bring your data center to the next level. Connect with Brisk Worldwide to learn more.
Automation: Smarter Days Ahead
Imagine the ability to deploy hundreds or even thousands of power distribution units (PDUs) at the simple touch of a button — without countless hours spent determining configuration parameters and assessing application nuances. Or even, a day when firmware is no longer required on uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) because software alone will have the capability to modify, upgrade, add or remove devices.
The reality of these scenarios may be closer than you think, compliments of artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Fueled by an explosion of data, rapid growth in cloud computing and the emergence of advanced algorithms, business adoption of AI is on the rise, according to a recent survey of IT decision-makers by CCS Insight. With eight percent of respondents already using, testing or researching AI within their organizations, those surveyed estimated that within the next 24 months, as much as 30 percent of their business applications would be enhanced with machine learning.
“Artificial” is very real to big companies
Already becoming mainstream among major players like Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and IBM, AI is now prompting some power manufacturers to take note, as well. In fact, many predict that artificial intelligence will likely drive the power devices of the future — benefitting end users by reducing costs, enhancing productivity and alleviating risk.
Among the most anticipated advantages of AI in the power protection arena is the promise of dramatically faster and simpler UPS and PDU deployments. Currently, network administrators tasked with installing these devices must wade through a cumbersome array of settings and operational parameters. Yet if an AI-afforded algorithm was able to evaluate the surrounding network environment, the entire deployment process could be seamlessly automated — resulting in tremendous time savings and bolstered productivity for an organization.
Human error is a thing of the past
AI also has the potential to help companies diminish risk. Because most network administrators are not power experts, it can leave a large margin for error during the deployment process, with even the slightest improper assessment or incorrect assumption potentially resulting in costly mistakes. Yet tomorrow’s PDUs and UPSs will likely be smart enough to automatically determine their optimal environment and adjust all default parameters accordingly. Drawing on its intelligent capabilities, an AI-driven UPS might even execute critical operating decisions, such as switching power to a different source or alienating attached equipment if an issue arises in its environment.
Peeking a little further down the road, experts foresee AI-driven power protection devices being controlled by software-defined technology, which would eliminate the need for technicians to install firmware on either UPSs or PDUs. With all equipment operated from a management platform, administrators could make changes on the fly, saving organizations even more time and money while significantly enhancing reliability and uptime. Devices capable of supporting this arrangement will require built-in artificial intelligence — and the good news is, this is already in the developmental stages of power technology. The future is (almost) now.
What is Power Distribution?
Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power
conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment.
Power distribution solutions can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller
environments as well as large data center applications. Distributing power efficiently results
in reduced operating costs and increased reliability.
Rack power distribution units, also known as rack PDUs, are a key component to any IT environment. They do exactly as the name suggests and distribute power to network equipment within racks. A common misconception is that they’re just power strips, and at first glance, they even look like it, but modern rack PDUs provide benefits a simple power strip cannot. Some of the valuable features include network connectivity, environmental monitoring and remote access, but we’ll get more into that later. This guide should help you get familiar with power distribution ,gain interesting insights and learn some key considerations for future IT investments.
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