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Two New Infrastructure Innovations Designed with MTDC Tenant Needs In Mind

Oct 2021

Colocation is big business. In fact, according to the 2021 Data Center Colocation Global Market Report, the global colocation market is forecast to reach $51B by the end of 2022. By the end of 2025, it’s predicted that as many as 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center.

Today’s MTDC tenants are far more demanding in what they expect from their providers. They expect best-in-class security and compliance, a commitment to sustainability, near 100% uptime, iron clad SLAs…the list goes on and on.

Fortunately, two new infrastructure innovations now in market — intelligent PDUs (iPDUs) and next-generation data center cabinets — are designed to help colocation providers attract and retain tenants.

iPDUs: How operators can resolve problems before they occur

iPDUs are networked power distribution units that increase the efficiencies of data centers with real-time remote power monitoring, environmental monitoring, and data center infrastructure integration.

SmartZoneTM iPDUs from Panduit monitor the data center power and environment by continuously scanning for electrical circuit overloads and physical environmental conditions that place critical IT equipment at risk. They monitor and provide real-time insight into power consumption, environment, and system integration.

Next-Generation Cabinets: How operators can more effectively address power and cooling needs

Today’s MTDC tenants want to leverage technologies that push the boundaries for both power and cooling. The recently introduced FlexFusion™ Cabinet from Panduit boasts a flexible cabinet design that allows tenants to customize a specific configuration to fit their needs. They also are ideal for network or server equipment that requires maximum flexibility and capacity in order to manage high cable density. The 3,500 lbs. static load frame rating and 2,500 lbs. rolling load frame rating both deliver maximum performance, while the easy-to-adjust equipment rails, tool-less vertical cable manager panel and tool- top cap rear entry work together to speed deployment. Finally, the 80% open perforated doors assure maximum airflow through the cabinet for high thermal applications.

To learn more about these and other colocation infrastructure innovations, and the opportunities they present, download the new ebook Three Key Considerations for Colocation Providers.


Teri Acuna

Teri Acuna is a Global Account Manager within the MTDC vertical at Panduit. In this role, Teri works with not only the MTDC Accounts directly but, with the Integrators, Consultants and Contractors deploying solutions from core & shell projects to cage fit outs within the MTDC sites. As President of a Chapter of AFCOM, Teri collaborates with various MTDC’s and their tenants throughout the US and abroad on their strategic data center plans, pain points, speed to deploy models and trending data center solutions. Teri is a LEED AP/BD+C and focuses on the wholistic solutions that align with the energy efficiency challenges in the MTDC world. Teri has been with Panduit for 14 years and brings over 25 years of experience in structured cabling, conveyance, power, and cooling. Prior to Panduit, Teri owned a structured cabling contracting company in Central Texas with customers like the University of Texas, the City of Austin, and the State of Texas.