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 . Download our whitepaper to learn more!