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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling by Rajkumar Buyya, Caesar Wu

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Chapter 6

Power Distribution Unit and Cabling

Chapter 6 continues to deal with data center power but is focused on PDUs and cabling. Again, this chapter addresses the PDU issue from a power saving strategy perspective. It highlights how to balance the cost and availability of power distribution. In terms of cabling, this chapter spells out the pros and cons of both under the floor and overhead cabling.

Keywords

Power distribution unit (PDU); cabling; metered PDU; switched PDU; cable layout; power savings; redundancy power equipment; under the floor cabling; overhead cabling; power configuration

This chapter covers three major topics, namely the power distribution unit (PDU), data center power calculations, and strategies for reducing data center ...

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