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Vertiv Introduces Rack Power Distribution Unit

Introducing Vertiv’s Geist Universal Power Distribution Unit

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

  1. Select a UPDU model based on anticipated maximum rack and power usage.
  2. Choose between a 2U Horizontal or 0U Vertical with a variety of monitoring, management, and outlet configuration options.
  3. Install the same UPDU model in all racks and cabinets. The pivoting input adjusts from 0 to 90 degrees to simplify power cable routing.
  4. Identify the facility power available for each location and select the FSC with the appropriate power configuration needed.

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.

Try Vertiv’s rPDU finder here.

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. Contact us today to learn more.

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