New offering simplifies rack PDU selection for hyperscale, colocation, enterprise and edge facilities
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vertiv today introduced the Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDU universal power distribution unit, a significant reimagining of the rack PDU that allows a single unit to meet the power needs of hyperscale, colocation, enterprise and edge deployments anywhere in the world,regardless of the existing power infrastructure.The Vertiv Geist UPDU reduces the complexity of inventory management and procurement and increases the speed of deployment by simplifying product selection to a single UPDU model for installation worldwide.
All models will be available immediately as built-to-order with a lead time of as little as 3 to 5 business days. A select offering of the most common configurations will be available through the reseller distribution channel in early 2020, with models stocked locally.
The innovation behind the Vertiv Geist UPDU has its roots in work Vertiv has done as part of the Open Compute Project and complements the Vertiv strategy for more flexible and global design.With a universal design, universal input and a detachable power cable, the Vertiv Geist UPDU is compatible with AC power topologies that are common worldwide, ranging from 16A to 60A, 100V to 415V, available in single and three-phase power configurations.All modelscomply with international emissions, safety and regulatory requirements.
“Today’s data center environments are complex and made all the more so because of differences in power architectures from country to country and region to region,” said Brad Wilson, vice president, global rack power distribution, Vertiv. “The Vertiv Geist UPDU eliminates some of that complexity with a technology designed for fast, easy deployment anywhere in the world, with the ability to adapt to changing business needs by increasing available power capacity and upgrading intelligence.”
The universal design of the Vertiv Geist UPDU allows users to simply swap out the detachable Facility Side Cable (FSC) to increase or decrease power availability based on changing IT power needs.Models are available in 11kW and 22kW max power load capacities in both vertical and horizontal form factors with various receptacle combinations and monitoring options. Intelligent models are equipped with embedded monitoring firmware and are compatible with all common management software, including Vertiv™ Environet™. Vertiv offers additional services including rPDUs pre-installed in Vertiv racks and comprehensive support packages.
For more information on the Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDU or more information on the full portfolio of Vertiv hardware, software and services, visit Vertiv.com.
Vertiv brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilitieswith a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs around 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, visit Vertiv.com.