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Tinley Park, IL, United States, 2011/04/28 - Panduit, a global leader in comprehensive physical infrastructure solutions, announces the latest release of its Physical Infrastructure Manager™ (PIM™) Software Platform.
This physical infrastructure management system provides an end-to-end physical to logical view of the data center and extended enterprise to drive optimization of network performance, operational efficiency and capacity management.
This release extends the current intelligent physical layer management capabilities into a process-driven automation solution for tracking the allocation and utilization of critical IT assets within the data center and throughout the enterprise. This platform lays the foundation for effective Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) through accurate and timely documentation of these physical assets, improved visibility into asset moves, adds and changes, and integration with applicable management systems.
This latest release marks the completion of Phase 1 of Panduit’s three-phased approach to helping customers solve complex DCIM problems. Phase 1 focused on delivering a complete connectivity management solution with on-network asset tracking for the data center and extended enterprise. In Phase 2, this year Panduit is adding the functionality critical to automating on- and off-network asset tracking, allocation and utilization to support optimization of space, power and cooling resources. Starting 2012, Panduit will transition into Phase 3 using their infrastructure expertise combined with predictive analytics to help customers automate capacity planning in the data center. This will include tight, process-driven integration with service management platforms to further reduce operating expenses, improve IT asset resource utilization, and extend data center life.
“The evolution of our PIM™ Software Platform strengthens our ability to solve infrastructure-related problems. The functionality that we are delivering this year will drive down operational costs and optimize the utilization of limited space, power and cooling resources for our customers,” said Tom Donovan, President, Panduit.
Unlike manual record keeping, the PIM™ Software Platform centralizes the collection and representation of a rich set of asset attributes such as connectivity, space/port availability, and power/environmentals to ensure that the physical infrastructure supports mission-critical applications, enabling effective optimization of the data center’s space, power and cooling resources. Working with PanView iQ™ (PViQ™) System Hardware and select third-party devices, the PIM™ Software Platform provides an end-to-end physical to logical view of the data center and extended enterprise. This helps reduce the time from receipt of asset to deployment, and allows more effective reclaim, re-purpose and re-deploy of assets.
The PIM™ Software Platform is part of Panduit’s Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions that leverage an intelligent physical infrastructure as the foundation for enabling 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.
Visit panduit.com/pim to learn how the PIM™ Software Platform is leading the way in solving IT asset tracking problems for data center managers and delivering business value to its customers.
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.