The healthcare segment in the last few decades has seen myriad challenges. The aging population, fund scarcity, limited resources, and unreasonable pressure on the healthcare workers are some of them that have contributed to adding a digital equation to the healthcare sector.
NetRack – iPDU
Need for digital infrastructure
Digitalization of healthcare ensured digital innovation and the continued wellbeing of patients with the help of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), telehealth, and AI-driven diagnostic tools. This enhanced the need for digital infrastructure considering the criticality of the sector that cannot afford any downtime of the server. According to secondary research, a 36% annual growth rate of data for healthcare is anticipated by 2025. Especially as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the healthcare sector has started depending upon patient management platforms, telehealth services, remote care solutions, and healthcare self-service portals. This contributed to the demand for IT infrastructure to support such digital complexity and ensure that access to medical records becomes smooth and feasible.
Infrastructural growth and support are possible through flexible modular products that provide scalability and agility while reducing maintenance and upscaling costs. A modular UPS can be added or removed based on the power requirement. This makes the process energy-efficient and robust.
A high-density modular cooling solution enables heat reduction of high heat density systems. In this regard, airflow management also involves easily-installed rack fan units with an energy-efficient design. Thermal solutions also help manage heat in small spaces such as; network closets and edge applications.
Deployment of PDU
However, choosing an intelligent modular rack PDU can enhance the infrastructural agility of a data center catering to a critical sector such as healthcare. Hence, preconfigured infrastructure solutions are rapidly gaining popularity with integrated environmental monitoring capabilities. With time, the dependence of the operation of the IT infrastructure of the healthcare sector grew on PDU – which became the powerhouse to disseminate power to the servers and business-critical equipment.
Types of iPDU in general
Metered Inlet PDU
Metered Outlet PDU
Switched PDU with Outlet Metering
The advantage of using an intelligent PDU is its multiple outlets that connect with the networking equipment and all the storage devices within the rack. Hence, it can cater to the healthcare IT infrastructure with complex requirements. This ensures reliable, adequate, and consistent power supply throughout the servers and networking equipment for assured business continuity.
Benefits of iPDU
Optimal use of power
Optimal Usage of Servers
Monitor circuit breakers
Addresses all challenges
Plug and play sensors
The following are the focus areas that enhanced the capacity and capability of the healthcare sector through the deployment of high-density power rack solutions to support the digital infrastructure of the healthcare industry.
Improve power efficiency
Ensure business continuity
Promote a green data center
Collect real-time data to monitor alerts
Ensure cooling efficiency
Improve capacity planning
Improve temperature. Humidity monitoring
NetRack Enclosures Pvt. Ltd. offers intelligent PDU solutions to the healthcare sector to enhance the utilization and maintenance of power resources. Netrack has 3 types of PDUs to cater to the industry.
Standard Power Distribution units 1 & 3 Phase
Metered Power Distribution units 1 & 3 Phase
Intelligent Power Distribution units 1 & 3 Phase
In General the PDUs must have the following features and accessories.
256-bit AES encryption hardware core
User authentication through LDAP, MSAD, CCSG
Alerts and traps through SNMP, SMTP, Syslog
PDU-level, and outlet-level power switching
PDUs offerd by NetRack ensure reliability and protection with MCB & fuses. It has input either open or with Indian/IEC Plugs. They are available in horizontal, vertical mounting, and standard shelf models customized as per requirement.