Panduit Corp., the leading global provider of next-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the first-ever Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools1. The report evaluated 17 different DCIM vendors against 16 criteria for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
“The Panduit mission is to change the face of data center infrastructure management,” said Jack Tison, Panduit CTO. “We provide our customers with improved data center capacity utilization through actionable intelligence about their power, space, cooling, assets, and network connectivity to maximize return on assets (ROA). To this end, our SmartZone™ DCIM Solution offers real-time monitoring, alerting and visualization of facilities, network, and IT components and our recent acquisition of SynapSense allows us to provide an advanced means of cooling efficiency and control automation.”
“Forward-thinking companies realize that, to run data centers efficiently and to extend their lives indefinitely, it's illogical to treat data center facilities and IT assets separately, because they're two parts of a mutually dependent ecosystem. If one is inefficient (e.g., inadequate cooling equipment supporting IT), then the other will suffer as a result2,” wrote Dave Cappuccio, Research VP, Gartner.
Over time, as new equipment and workloads are added to the data center, power, space and cooling become less optimized compared to the new technologies. A DCIM solution can be used to reduce operating expenses (OpEx) and potentially defer the capital expense (CapEx) of building out additional power, space, and cooling.
According to Tison,“DCIM will evolve to become an operating system for the data center, especially as new architectures and software-defined networks gain wider adoption. As DCIM evolves and customer needs change, Panduit customers will have the ability to implement DCIM in a cost-effective modular fashion, which provides the greatest ROI based upon their data center’s level of ‘DCIM maturity’ in cooling management, asset tracking, or power monitoring, leading to a comprehensive capacity management solution.”
Panduit (panduit.com) is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner.
About SynapSense, a Panduit company
SynapSense (synapsense.com), a Panduit company is the leading provider of wireless data center monitoring and cooling control solutions. The SynapSense Data Center Solution delivers unparalleled visibility, reliability and energy efficiency in the world's leading data centers.
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1 Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” by Jay E. Pultz, David J. Cappuccio, April Adams, Federico De Silva, Naveen Mishra, Henrique Cecci, Rakesh Kumar, September 22, 2014.
2 Gartner,“IT and Facilities Need to Work Together to Improve Data Centers” by David J. Cappuccio. August 4, 2014.