As we started deploying Raritan PDUs within the world’s largest data centers, we learned very quickly that every data center has unique requirements. That is why we developed a best of breed custom engineering model which allows our customers to find the appropriate rack power distribution solution to match any requirement.
You can architect PDUs to meet your specific needs by leveraging both the breadth of existing PDU models and our customized Advanced Engineering program. Our dedicated team of power experts will guide you through defining your requirements to finding the perfect solution to power up your racks, solve challenges, and increase the value of your operation.
Raritan offers Built to Order and Advanced Custom Engineering to help meet the needs of our customers. See the various options available to you from our program:
|Built to Order
Raritan offers more than 700 PDU Models that are listed in our catalog. Select your PDU from the largest breadth of PDU feature options and we will build your PDU to order.
Advanced Custom Engineering
When your application or idea demands a truly unique solution our team will define, design and manufacture the perfect fit for your data center. This program ranges from simple modifications to catalog models to engineering new and uncharted product applications! Our team will handle all aspects of development certification and production. Let us know about your unique needs.
Here you will find three examples of successful Raritan Advanced Engineering solutions, from the simpler custom configurations to the more complex designs driven by customer requirements:
1. A SIMPLE COLOR MODIFICATION GOES A LONG WAY…
Challenge: Increase efficiency of the field technician team
Solution: Differentiate power feeds
Disney was experiencing frequent downtime due to human error in the field, mainly due to the inability to differentiate the power feeds in the racks, resulting in plugging in the wrong devices. Raritan Advanced Engineering solved this recurring issue by providing a full colored, thermo-painted chassis to visually differentiate A and B feeds. This solution is now available as a customizable option.
Other unique customization possibilities include the choice of input cable length, input cable orientation (top/busway feed, front, end-feed or floor/bottom), and input plug type. Innovative mounting options also exist to perfectly fit your PDU chassis inside your racks.
2. CUSTOMIZED TO BECOME AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD…
Companies: Seagate, Ericsson.
Challenge: Standardize the PDU functionalities and design internationally
Solution: Redesign of existing PDUs to accommodate standards
More often than not, leading companies like Seagate or Ericsson are implementing standardization protocols across worldwide data center footprints. In order to be efficient and deploy new projects effectively, it was key for these companies to possess a unique PDU architecture to be implemented and certified to work in North America and Europe alike, passing through a single source of test and procurement prior to being deployed in the field.
Raritan Advanced Engineering was here to listen and provide the perfect solution. Our engineers gathered the power requirements to match the common needs of these data centers, and provided a new PDU design based on existing PDU architecture, that is able to accommodate both European and North American voltage standards. Raritan Advanced Engineering developed these models based on L6-30 Plug and IEC60309, 60A 3PY 208V, and ensured certification approval with both UL and EU agencies.
3. 400V ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS…
Challenge: Double compute and cut power costs
Solution: New 400V Three-Phase, 55kVA PX PDUs
With multiple blade servers deployed in certain cabinets, eBay wanted any given rack to be capable of provisioning loads up to 55 kVA. While this was difficult to achieve with traditional 208V distribution, Raritan Advanced Engineering designed a solution to allow significant cost efficiencies by extending higher voltage distribution all the way to each cabinet. By supplying 400V power to each rack, eBay was able to minimize step-down transformation and line transmission loss while simultaneously reducing copper utilization.
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