HP Announces New Power Distribution RackJanuary 28, 2008 by Jeff Shepard
Hewlett Packard (HP) announced the new HP Power Distribution Rack (PDR) for high capacity power distribution and management in a single 42U rack.
The PDR is said to improve power management in the data center by moving power distribution to the row level. Decentralizing power is claimed to improve cable management, decreases diagnostic time for problems, and saves installation costs by reducing the size and number of long power feeds required to reach from large wall mounted distribution units. Housed in a single HP 10000 G2 42U rack, the PDR is also claimed to save floor space and allows users to move heat robbing transformers off of the data center floor improving cooling.
Capable of delivering 400A redundantly, the HP PDR can power several high density racks with shorter cable runs than conventional site level power distribution systems. Fully redundant inputs and outputs provide dependable power while protecting valuable IT hardware with high quality circuit breakers. Individual branch circuit monitoring and redundant management modules provide the status and power consumption of each attached rack.
The new HP Power Distribution Rack features: fully redundant 400A inputs for plenty of power; three phase power feeds to provide low voltage, high voltage and three phase outputs to power a variety of equipment; dual transient voltage surge suppressors to protect equipment from power spikes; redundant 42-pole circuit breaker panels to protect attached equipment and provide flexibility; dual management displays for configuration and monitoring; individual branch circuit monitoring for power monitoring for each attached rack; alarms to provide notification of impending issues before problems arise; high quality commercial grade breakers for fault protection; and pre-configured metal clad power cables with attached receptacles speed deployment to improve airflow and cable clutter.
The HP Power Distribution Rack is available now with a U.S. Internet price of $27,999.