Raritan introduces Rack PDUs with the new iX7 onboard controller

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Raritan introduces Rack PDUs with the new iX7 onboard controller

Raritan a brand of Legrand, recently announced its next-generation intelligent power product portfolio.  Powered by the new iX7 advanced controller, a new series of Raritan’s intelligent rack PDUs (iPDUs) now provides additional smart management capabilities that help future proof data center infrastructures.


Besides distributing power efficiently and reliably, Raritan intelligent rack PDUs with the new iX7 onboard controller provide more compute and memory power to support new applications and to gather and analyze data on electricity used by IT equipment, available power capacity in data centers, and cabinet environmental health.  The new iPDUs also provide more sensing and infrastructure data collection points.


The new iPDUs deliver new uptime capabilities – including redundant networking and power sharing – and cost-cutting features, such as expanded iPDU cascading to reduce network implementation costs and costly IP ports and drops.


Sanjay Motwani, Regional Director, APAC - Raritan, said, “The ix7 controller offers many advantages, however a couple stand out from the Indian market perspective.

1)  Dual Ethernet ports – In co-lo’s with dual ports (and one of them being a Gigabit port) there can now be two separate networks that both the customer and service provider can have access without having any security issues.

2)   Expansion Port – this allows the controllers of primary & secondary PDU’s to be always powered on, thereby allowing a near 100% uptime to the environment & security sensors even if the power to one of the PDU fails”


IT equipment refreshes are occurring more frequently as data centers transform to meet new business and digital demands.  “To keep pace and meet new evolving demands, Raritan has designed its controller – the brain of the iPDU – with more head room and more customization capabilities to support future user-defined applications,”  says David Wood, Director of Power Solutions at Raritan.

New iX7-enabled capabilities include:

  • Redundant Power Sharing
  • Dual Networking for Reliability and More Access Options
  • Extended Cascading by Mix and Matching USB and Ethernet Connections
  • New Easy-to-Use HTML User Interface.


iX7-powered iPDUs are available worldwide.  Raritan’s online product selector ( enables clients to easily identify intelligent rack PDU configurations equipped with the latest iX7 controller.  Customers with existing Raritan iPDUs can take advantage of many of the new capabilities by using the new iX7 firmware.