Eaton is taking IT professionals on a dubious journey through the ages with its newest book, “A mostly untrue history of rack PDUs.” 

From the bronze age to ancient Greece and all the way up through the introduction of Eaton’s high-density rack PDU, the book reveals the unique role rack power distribution units have played at key points throughout history. Among other important non-facts, data center IT professionals and students will learn how rack PDUs were used to train samurai warriors in feudal Japan, served as key components of Roman catapults during major sieges, and were instrumental in the American Revolution.

Like the beloved children’s books “What does an IT pro do?”, “What is a data center?” and “What is a customer service engineer?”, Eaton’s latest opus was authored by senior marketing communications manager, Mike DeCamp, and filled with eye-catching visuals from illustrator Laura Scheving. Ultimately, the book serves as a not-at-all-authoritative supplemental textbook that should delight both seasoned IT pros and aspiring students alike.