Panduit joins IBM in Portable Modular Data Center implementation

Dec. 11, 2009
Panduit says that its QuickNet pre-terminated 10Gb/s solutions are an ideal fit for the unique infrastructure requirements of containerized solutions such as IBM’s PMDC.

TINLEY PARK, Ill. -- Panduit Corp. is partnering with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to implement that company's newly released Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC) designs, which are used to minimize energy use while flexibly meeting data center capacity requirements.

“We look forward to partnering with IBM to help companies optimize power, cooling, and space within the data center environment,” says Vineeth Ram, Panduit VP of global strategic marketing. “Panduit provides an optimized physical infrastructure in support of IBM’s family of data center solutions such as PMDC.”

“IBM’s PMDC is the most complete, robust and highest quality containerized data center available on the market today,” adds Steve Sams, IBM VP, Global Site and Facilities services. “Harnessing the power of data center virtualization and working with Panduit to deliver innovative products has reaped large savings for our clients, most notably reduction in power and cooling costs.”

Panduit says its line of High Speed Data Transport (HSDT) solutions supports the network infrastructure over the data center life cycle, and that its QuickNet pre-terminated 10Gb/s solutions are an ideal fit for the unique infrastructure requirements of containerized solutions such as IBM’s PMDC, where highly reliable and scalable cabling infrastructure must support high density network applications in challenging environments. The high-density QuickNet solutions are 100% factory terminated and tested, notes the company, and provide up to 96 fiber and 48 copper connections in a single rack space, maximizing the use of valuable PMDC real estate while ensuring the highest level of performance. The quick plug-in connections of cassette-based QuickNet assemblies may allow rapid, error-free installation up to 75% faster than traditional termination methods for considerable time and cost savings, maintains Panduit.

“Panduit’s UPI [Unified Physical Infrastructure] approach maps the physical infrastructure to the logical network, enabling customers to conserve valuable data center real estate while managing extreme heat loads and optimizing power and cooling efficiencies,” concludes Jack Tison, Panduit VP of technology. “Working on the IBM PMDC initiative allows us to apply our high speed data transport, integrated cabinet systems, software, and harsh environment expertise to optimize the IBM platform and promote scalable, sustainable data center design practices for these critical applications.”

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