With the rapid growth of IP-based communications across converged buildings and communications, each point of connection across the physical infrastructure is "mission critical."
The U.S. data center industry is in the midst of a major growth period stimulated by increasing demand for data processing and storage. According to an Energy Star report to Congress, during the past five years, increasing demand for computer resources has led to significant growth in the number of data center servers, along with an estimated doubling in the energy used by these servers and the power and cooling infrastructure that supports them.
A key component of Panduit's unified physical infrastructure approach allows for integration and risk management by aligning and balancing critical systems - power, communication, computing, security, and control - throughout the enterprise. Many of the so-called pain points in data centers are a direct result of the current economic climate, with a major focus on energy costs and sustainability.
Panduit's vision for a unified physical infrastructure focuses on optimizing power and cooling resources to not only cut costs, but to maximize the potential of a data center's physical footprint in providing additional capabilities without having to invest in additional resources.
A key pillar of the company's UPI vision is cost reduction, whereby the scalability of platform capabilities provides cost‐effective growth as business needs change, including future software platform capabilities for power, cooling and space. In addition, it focuses on automated documentation that assists with industry compliance and reporting regulations, eliminating costly and time-consuming manual reports.
This comprehensive approach to infrastructure design, deployment and management allows benefits to be realized across the entire enterprise.
The company's physical infrastructure management solution gives businesses the ability to: minimize downtime; perform a rapid restoration of failed connections; respond faster to configuration changes; assimilate usage and connectivity data quickly; save costs associated with troubleshooting network connectivity problems; provide accountable records that can be used for regulatory compliance; and cost-effectively grow with the changing needs of the business.
A unified approach to physical and logical systems architecture is imperative to pave the way for solutions that address requirements for reduced risk, lower costs, increased agility and enhanced sustainability.
To learn more about Panduit's vision for a unified physical infrastructure, read this whitepaper.