Information is increasingly the driving force for an organization, meaning the data center is fundamental to business success. In this environment, peak operating efficiency and reliability are data center necessities; if the data center falters, the business suffers as a result. Consequently, data centers need to monitor all power-drawing equipment, and with high accuracy and granularity. For enterprise and multi-tenant data centers alike, the ability to stay up and running requires advanced rack power distribution units (PDUs) that can precisely monitor and manage power distribution. This white paper discusses the forces shaping today’s data centers and describes the capabilities businesses should look for when selecting PDUs.