Panduit Corp. today announced the global launch of SmartZone™ Rack Energy Kits that allow smaller data centers to cost effectively integrate data center infrastructure management (DCIM) capabilities. Panduit SmartZone™ Solutions deliver comprehensive energy efficiency and physical infrastructure management through a range of intelligent products and systems. SmartZone™ Rack Energy Kits provide easier installation through non- and minimally-invasive device options that add and overlay intelligence into cabinets and manage multiple data points through one single IP address.
Data is displayed through an intuitive GUI platform that delivers accurate and actionable information which small data centers can use to optimize operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase resiliency of their data center environments. SmartZone Rack Energy Kits also simplify the purchase process by including all intelligent hardware and software necessary to perform power and environmental monitoring on a per-rack basis.
"Small data centers have many of the same concerns and challenges as their larger counterparts, but often face limited resources in terms of technology, staffing, and financial support," stated Khaled Nassoura, Director of Intelligent Management Systems, Panduit. "We help overcome these obstacles by packaging some of the same high quality components from our comprehensive DCIM SmartZone Solutions portfolio into kits that can be purchased, installed, and operated with minimal investment."
SmartZone Rack Energy Kits include a combination of software, gateways, sensors, and patch cords that are packaged with a variety of rack PDUs and inline meters. These kits are packaged to address predefined applications for new data center builds or expansions, or to overlay monitoring intelligence onto "dumb" PDUs and devices in existing data centers. The kits offer high quality, affordable options that are simple to order, install, and use-leveling the DCIM playing field for small data centers.