A recent acquisition is launching Panduit from its standing as a network cabling and communications company to a powerful enterprise solutions provider. Panduit had only recently made the transition to Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), but is now poised to become a world leader based on its success with cloud data center concepts.
From telecommunications to power monitoring, Panduit is evolving the cloud data center, according to a DataCeterDynamics report. With its recent purchase of United Technologies, Panduit has big plans to integrate beyond IBM (News - Alert) Tivoli or HP OpenView and shoot for the upper level managers.
The overall goal for the company is to be proactive and move products from the basic intelligence patching to more power and cooling. Panduit also plans to look at scalability by focusing on integrated stacks and those traditional deployments.
This allows Panduit's software to be more visible to scale out in addition to bringing in the stacks.
In the last decade, Panduit has been focused on its move to a solutions provider in the way of cloud data centers. The premise is turning software into services, which allows them to work with their customers and find the best fit for their needs as far as technology within the cloud data center.
Data centers, however, come with their own challenges, from connectivity and efficiency to copper cabling systems and high-speed data transport. Panduit looks at industrial automation, data centers and intelligent buildings with the goal of satisfying their current needs and those in the future.
The company's background in hardware manufacturing, cabling and connectivity components has given them a solid foundation for growth. With products like Physical Infrastructure Management (PIM), data centers can easily track any movement of their assets and monitor activity within the data center using the network. There is a direct line of connectivity between A and B points so managers can quickly locate any breaks in the line.
Panduit took PIM a step further and added more features and tools to the cloud data center. This gives all users the ability to stay connected to the network and view every piece of information online. Having the adequate support for solutions and services is what made it possible for Panduit to acquire United.
It is a somewhat seamless transaction to begin conquering the DCIM space. Panduit will need the power and cooling component to its cloud data center for increased asset-tracking.
United's products of delivery, cabinet, environmental management and room security appear to be a complimentary asset to Panduit's experienced networks. This is the first acquisition for Panduit, but appears to be a natural fit. Both companies have customers within the financial sector who see the value in DCIM and where it's going. While United and Panduit traveled very different roads to get there, both were working to bridge the gap between IT and facilities using product sets.
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Edited by Braden Becker