Panduit acquires data center monitoring specialist Unite Technologies

Aug. 22, 2012
Unite Technologies Ltd. is a provider of energy management, power, security, and environmental monitoring systems for the enterprise and the data center.

Panduit has announced its acquisition of Unite Technologies Ltd., a provider of energy management, power, security, and environmental monitoring systems for the enterprise and the data center.

Unite Technologies’ expertise complements Panduit's in the network infrastructure management space and expands Panduit's UPI-based platform for the enterprise and the data center environment. Panduit says the acquisition brings an end-to-end physical to logical view for unmatched management of network physical infrastructure to Panduit's and Unite Technologies’ customers.

"Unite Technologies brings innovative technology and a highly skilled team to Panduit," comments Tom Donovan, president of Panduit Corp. "Unite has a proven track record of success in helping forward thinking customers measure and monitor energy usage, enabling energy management capabilities that address high priority business and operational objectives.”

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Today, Panduit's existing Physical Infrastructure Manager software platform and PanView iQ hardware help ensure that a clients’ physical infrastructure remains in alignment with organizational objectives by monitoring and analyzing data, allowing clients to make informed business decisions aligned to best practices, policies and procedures. The existing platform helps to define mission-critical business services, and is designed to map IT (e.g., servers, switches and software applications) to facilities (e.g., power, cooling, and cabling).

Combined with Unite Technologies' 6 Zone Data Center and Energy Management offering, Panduit's platform will now be able to provide: centralized tracking of IT infrastructure assets on a single platform; power consumption, energy management, and reporting; proactive capacity trend analysis and insights into capacity limitations and stranded capacity; access control, security, and environmental monitoring; process documentation of IT assets, moves, adds, and changes; visibility into under-utilized assets, resources, and unauthorized patch field changes; root cause analysis of physical network problems; and interoperability and integration with leading network, storage and power systems.

“The Unite solutions are an excellent complement to the Panduit offering,” concludes Simon Terry, Unite Technologies' CEO. “We are thrilled to be joining the Panduit team. Our combined solution will help customers harness the power of infrastructure management in new data centers and maximize utilization of existing data centers.”

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