There are different power options available for you to use to plug in your network servers and other equipment installed in a rack. There are several types of products which provide the same features, but can be called by different names. For example, a rack mount power conditioner is basically the same thing as a rackmount power strip. While one manufacturer will call their product a power conditioner, another manufacturer will call their product a power strip.
Choosing the Right Rack Mount Power Conditioner
Choosing the right rack mount power conditioner for your rack depends on the type of unit you require. If you already have a UPS with surge protection, then you may not require surge protection in your power conditioner. However, if you do not use a UPS, or it does not have surge protection, then you will want to look at power conditioners, which include surge protection.