Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based solutions, is partnering with IBM to bring large modular, plug and play data centers to market. Enterprise Modular Data Centers (EMDC) are large modular data centers designed in smaller, standardized modules with the capability to plug in additional capacity over time as needed, such as power and cooling. This approach enables clients to bring new, highly scalable data centers online three-to-six months sooner than a custom designed version.
Panduit UPI-based solutions leverage an optimized physical infrastructure as the foundation to enable convergence across communication, computing, control, power and security systems. These end-to-end solutions drive operational and financial advantages across the enterprise, allowing businesses to improve reliability, reduce costs, heighten agility and support sustainability initiatives.
Panduit shares IBM’s vision that data centers can be constructed in a flexible way with the ability to scale on-demand and significantly reduce initial capital and operating costs. By teaming with IBM on the EMDC initiative, Panduit is helping enterprises deploy sustainable technology infrastructures that meet evolving business requirements with a flexible and scalable on-demand data center solution that defers up to 40 percent of the capital expense and 50 percent of the operational expense until capacity is required.
“Panduit and IBM share a similar vision to help organizations optimize their power, cooling, and space needs within the data center environment,” said Vineeth Ram, Panduit VP of Global Strategic Marketing. “By supporting IBM’s family of data center solutions, such as EMDC, with our own UPI-based solutions that optimize the physical infrastructure, together we can make that vision a reality.”
“More than 60% of CIOs around the world are expecting significant change brought by soaring data volumes, increasingly complex analyses and ever larger populations of users,” said Steven Sams, IBM VP of Global Site and Facilities Services. “With today’s announcements IBM and partners like Panduit demonstrate our ability to lead data center innovation to meet changing requirements with a very flexible plug and play approach, allowing data center capabilities to be added – and paid for – when and where they are needed.”
Solutions from Panduit’s complete line of High Speed Data Transport (HSDT) products provided the LAN and SAN infrastructure for the EMDC. Panduit® QuickNet™ pre-terminated fiber and copper solutions are an ideal fit for the unique infrastructure requirements of enterprise data center solutions such as IBM’s EMDC, where highly reliable and scalable cabling infrastructure must support high density and mission-critical network applications. Providing up to 96 fiber and 48 copper connections in a single rack space, cassette-based QuickNet assemblies maximize the use of valuable EMDC real estate while allowing rapid, error-free installation to ensure the highest level of performance. Panduit® Net-Access™ and new Net-SERV™ cabinet systems house active and passive IT assets and deliver energy efficiencies through shared thermal and cable management concepts. When deployed as an integrated solution, Panduit HSDT and cabinet systems for EMDC applications enable data center managers to optimize airflow and reduce energy costs by 25% or more.
“In addition to industry leading cabinet systems technology, Panduit brings the unique capability to tightly integrate these cabinet systems with cabling, cable management, pathways, active devices, and related accessories, helping customers conserve valuable data center real estate while managing extreme heat loads and optimizing power and cooling efficiencies,” said Jack Tison, Panduit CTO. “Working on the IBM EMDC initiative allows us to apply our high speed data transport, integrated cabinet systems, and software expertise to optimize the IBM platform and promote scalable, sustainable UPI-based data center design practices for these critical applications.”
Panduit has established long-term collaborative relationships with global industry leaders such as IBM to develop and integrate innovative, holistic solutions for our customers. We continually invest in relationships and resources for solving our customers’ greatest business challenges. Customers and partners can learn more about Panduit’s data center solutions at panduit.com/datacenter.
Panduit (panduit.com)is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimize the physical infrastructure through simplification, agility and operational efficiency. Panduit’s Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based solutions give enterprises the capabilities to connect, manage and automate communications, computing, power, control and security systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Strong relationships with technology leaders complemented with its global staff and unmatched service and support, make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner.
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