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Panduit one of three to receive the Highest Score of 4.23 out of 5 for Colocation Provider Use Case Reflecting 1 of 3 Uses Cases in Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools from Gartner

January 5, 2015, Tinley Park, IL

Panduit Corp., the leading global provider of next-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions, announced Gartner has given Panduit the highest score of 4.23 out of 5 for the Colocation Provider Use Case reflecting one of three Uses Cases in Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools. The score tied two other vendors in that category in the first-ever Gartner Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools1. The Product Scores Panduit SmartZone™ DCIM and SynapSense™ solutions given for all three Use Cases named in the report* are 4.23, 4.20 and 4.23 out of 5 for Colocation Provider, Large Enterprise/Managed Service Provider and Midsize Enterprise, respectively. 

The Critical Capabilities rating follows Gartner positioning of Panduit in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of its Inaugural Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools2 in September. 

“Panduit has invested heavily in products and technologies to create the most comprehensive global DCIM solution available,” said Khaled Nassoura, vice president, of the Panduit Data Center Infrastructure business unit. “Leveraging 60 years of experience, Panduit has a strong pedigree of data center infrastructure leadership and through focused DCIM acquisitions we have expanded our market leading capabilities. We believe Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports validate the strength of the Panduit DCIM portfolio. Panduit was one of only seven DCIM vendors included in the Critical Capabilities report and among the 17 recognized DCIM vendors in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.”

According to Gartner, “With over 50 vendors claiming participation in the DCIM market, there are a lot of solutions to evaluate and enough vendor hype that IT and facilities managers cannot take all of the vendor claims at face value.”3

“When enterprises start to focus on all of the components that make up the ecosystem, they will begin to make informed long-range decisions4,” wrote Dave Cappuccio, Research VP, Gartner. “When enterprises understand the cascade effects that one decision has on all the other components, IT will stop working in a vacuum.”4

“Understanding the operational chasm that sometimes exists between managing the data center facility and the IT assets, Panduit has focused on a trusted data model with increased usability by facility managers and IT managers,” said Nassoura. “We are pleased that our DCIM solutions have been recognized not only by Gartner, but by other leading analysts. We feel these ratings highlight to Panduit customers our ability to improve data center capacity utilization through actionable intelligence about their power, space, cooling, assets, and network connectivity to maximize return on investment.”

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities help IT and data center leadership determine which DCIM offering best fits its needs by providing a comparative analysis that scores DCIM vendors in the most significant usage scenarios in the market. This enables IT management to assess the comparative strengths of multiple DCIM offerings against their current and future needs. The seven DCIM critical capabilities Gartner identified are power monitoring, environmental monitoring, reporting and visualization; resource management, IT physical asset monitoring and management; predictive analysis / model simulation, and workflow integration management.

•  Learn about the Panduit DCIM vision for solving real-world data center challenges

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. For more information, visit

About SynapSense, a Panduit company
SynapSense, a Panduit company is the leading provider of wireless data center monitoring and cooling control solutions. The SynapSense Data Center Solution delivers unparalleled visibility, reliability and energy efficiency in the world's leading data centers. For more information, visit

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1  Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” by Jay E. Pultz, Federico De Silva, Naveen Mishra, Henrique Cecci, Tiny Haynes, David J. Cappuccio, April Adams, 24 December 2014

2 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” by Jay E. Pultz, David J. Cappuccio, April Adams, Federico De Silva, Naveen Mishra, Henrique Cecci, Rakesh Kumar, September 22, 2014

3 Gartner, “DCIM Solutions: How Do They DO That?” by April Adams, David J. Cappuccio, 13 August 2014.

4 Gartner, “IT and Facilities Need to Work Together to Improve Data Centers” by David J. Cappuccio. August 4, 2014.