The new switched and managed function levels for the portfolio of Powerware enclosure power distribution units (ePDU) from Eaton Corp, Cleveland, allow IT managers to address escalating power requirements with greater control and management for power distribution in data centers and high-density rack environments.

The tiered set of ePDU products along two dimensions—power capacity and functionality—help customers match the appropriate combination of features and power rating needed for applications.

The units provide advanced metering, monitoring, and management capabilities and complement uninterruptible power systems (UPSs)—from the company and third-parties—by distributing power to up to 45 receptacles anywhere conditioned power is distributed to multiple pieces of equipment. 
Plug-and-play architecture helps organize power distribution, simplify cable management, and allows IT managers to move, add, or change equipment in the data center without summoning an electrician.