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Panduit Named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2013 Vendor Analysis

August 1, 2013, Tinley Park, IL

Panduit Corp., provider of the SmartZoneTM Solutions that bring together a range of software, intelligent appliances, gateways, and services, has recently been named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (doc #241280, May 2013).

The IDC MarketScape has thoroughly and impartially assessed data center infrastructure management (DCIM) vendors on a number of qualitative criteria including product capabilities and plans for future development. The comprehensive investigation takes into account product relevance and effectiveness, and strategic capabilities such as advanced analytics as well as asset tracking and energy monitoring strengths.

In evaluating SmartZoneTM Solutions, IDC notes Panduit strengths in software, services, customer satisfaction, and the ability to integrate software and hardware to “provide a solution that is very easy to deploy and run.”

According to IDC, “The Panduit auto-discovery functionality is well respected in the industry. The effective use of auto-discovery has been an Achilles’ heel for many DCIM providers, but Panduit has been able to populate users’ DCIM tools with a high degree of reliability and accuracy.”

In addition to comprehensive asset tracking, the Panduit SmartZoneTM Solution delivers extensive power and energy management, and thermal and cooling management capabilities. Using Panduit unique and innovative ‘6 Zone methodology’, this solution set provides a thorough, systematic approach for businesses needing to address any and all aspects of data center and enterprise management to achieve highly efficient, optimal operations.

“The true value of DCIM is found by understanding every vital aspect of the data center and extended enterprise,” said Alex Gordy, Panduit Vice President of Systems Business Unit. “The MarketScape report has recognized our ability to provide this insight with SmartZoneTM Solutions - a comprehensive, holistic toolset that is granular, actionable, and promotes optimal data center management, and real cost savings.”

Analyst firms have identified as many as 90 vendors promoting some form of DCIM offering. The definition of a ‘DCIM offering’ has broadened – making assessments such as the IDC MarketScape significant in helping businesses evaluate and invest in a suitable DCIM provider who will work to address their specific ongoing needs.

The IDC MarketScape report is now available to purchase via the IDC website. To learn how Panduit SmartZone™ Solutions can provide you with effective DCIM and Enterprise management tools and to download a free excerpt from the IDC MarketScape, click


About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Panduit:
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (